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From: "Sha Redfern" <>
Subject: SA Woman's Who's Who - Hart, Kidwell, Pirie and Lloyd.
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 20:47:45 +0200


HART, Miss Elaine Percival C.S.M. - M.G. (photo should you like a copy let
me know)

Daughter of the late Percival Hart, granddaughter of the late Thomas Hart,
F.S.A., and niece of the C.M. Hart, all noted watercolour painters. Born at
Newport, Monmouthshire, England, first received private tuition,
subsequently studying at the Bedford Physical Training College, England.
During the Great War served with the S.A. Nursing Service as Masseuse.
Gymnastic and Games Mistress at the High Scholl for Girls, Pretoria. Hon.
Secretary of the All South African and Rhodesia Women's Hockey Association
from 1923 to 1936, and S.A. Manger for the International Teams for the
Empire Hockey Tournament in 1930. Manager of S.A. Hockey team to America
and Europe in 1936. President of the South African Association of Trained
Physical Educationalists. Has devoted some time to aviation, and hold the
A, Pilot's Certificate. Inventor of the British Patent for "an improved
wind-indicator of aerodromes and analogous situations". Favourite
recreation is riding, and is a member of the Pretoria Country Club and the
Rand Flying Club. Her address is c/o High School for Girls, Pretoria.

HART, Mrs Solveig Alberta (photo should you like a copy let me know)

Wife of George William Hart, eldest daughter of Mrs Morrensen. Born at
Bergen, Norway and educated at Jeppe High School, Johannesburg, and at the
Academy Newcastle. Has two sons, Clifton Morren and Ray Morren. Well known
concert platform singer, and is a member of a very old musical family. Her
late father was a flautist in Ed. Grieg's Orchestra in Bergen, Norway.
Winner of many diplomas for elocution and singing at Durban, East London and
Port Elizabeth Eisteddfodau. Was the gold medallist in Open Contralto, 1927
and has gained distinction in various competitions for elocution and
dramatic art. A foundation member of the Port Elizabeth Gilbert and
Sullivan Society; has played the lead in several of these well-known light
operas. Is a foundation member of the Port Elizabeth Walmer Tennis Club.
Has on various occasions broadcast from Johannesburg and Grahamstown Radio
Stations, and has been a keen and active worker on behalf of numerous
charities. Has been responsible for organising, as well as appearing at
numerous concerts and other performances for the raising of funds for
charities and churches. Is a member of the Port Elizabeth Women's Club and
the Walmer Tennis Club. Favourite recreations are swimming, music and
dramatic art. Address 156 Fordyce Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

KIDWELL, Mrs Kate (photo should you like a copy let me know)

Wife of the Rev. A A Kidwell, of Germiston, Transvaal. Daughter of Henry
Holidge, Corn Merchant, of England. Born and educated at Norwich,
Norfolk, England. (Handaff House School) visited South Africa 1908-9,
returning to settle in 1912. Has one daughter, Mrs Wilfred Dutton, of
Springs. A keen and active worker on behalf of the church; is President of
the Transvaal Methodist Church, of the local Church Women's Auxiliary, the
Manyano Native Women's Prayer and Service Union, which has membership of six
thousand, the Transvaal Methodist Church. Ex-President of the Germiston
W.C.T.U.; Member of the National Council of Women and the Goodwill Club. In
1931 attended as delegate the W.C.T.U. Triennial World's Convention in
Toronto. Has travelled extensively, visiting Europe, Egypt, Palestine,
Canada and the U.S.A. Her address is the Methodist Manse, Germiston,
Transvaal.

PIRIE, Mrs Isabella Jessie Gwendoline (No photo)

Wife of Cecil John Pirie M.P.S., Germiston, Transvaal. Daughter of the late
A N Martin and Mrs Martin, Johannesburg. Granddaughter of the late Mrs
Douglas, a Pioneer of Johannesburg, who arrived by ox-wagon in the early
eighties. Has two daughters, Felicity Cecil Crichton and Penelope Marie
Crichton. Interested in child welfare and home craft. A keen and active
gardener, which is her chief recreation. Her address is "Mancazana" Chapman
Road, Klipportjie, Germiston, Transvaal.

PIRIE, Mrs Mabel Harvey (photo should you like a copy let me know)

Wife of James Hunter Harvey Pirie, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Edin) B.Sc., South
African Institute for Medical Research. Daughter of Alexander Kerr, banker
of London and Annie Aitken of Lanarkshire. Born at Barnet, Herts. England
and educated at Girls' High School Highbury and Islington, London. Studied
piano and violin at the Guildhall School of Music. Has two daughters,
Lesley, trained in Domestic Science and Dietetics, Atholl Crescent,
Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh and National School of Cookery,
London, and Peggy (deceased). One son Derek, studying medicine at Edinburgh
University. She successfully organised concerts in Nairobi for the troops
during Great War, and was a very active musical worker for charity.
Interested in the Johannesburg Repertory Players, productions for some
years. Favourite recreations and hobbies are gardening, homecraft and
tennis. Is a member of the Symphony Society, the Musical Society,
Johannesburg and the Automobile Club. Her address is 23 Victoria Street,
Oaklands, Johannesburg.

LLOYD, Blodwen (photo should you like a copy let me know)

(professional Name), artist, wife of E R Pollak of Johannesburg, son of Mr
and Mrs Max Pollak, well-known residents of Johannesburg. Born at Kimberly,
C.P. Teacher and adjudicator elocution; holder of diplomas, A.T.C.L. and
L.T.C.L.; also First Class T2 Certification Government School Teacher. An
amateur actress of repute, has played the lead in Johannesburg in the
following plays; Danger-Castle, Mice and Men, Sixteen and more recently in
the Sacred Flame. Producer of Chinese White by Val Gielgud and co-producer
of the Key of the Door and Lady Precious Stream. Publicity manager for the
Johannesburg Repertory Players. A keen ball-room dancer. Since marriage has
interested herself in charity work. Her address is 19 Whitehall Court,
Killarney, Johannesburg.

LLOYD, Mrs Margaret

Born Jones, wife of Leonard Lloyd, electrical engineer, well known in
commercial and spiritualistic circles, president of the Spiritualist Union
of South Africa and lecturer in the various towns in the Union. Born at
Aberdeen C.P., and educated at Girls' Seminary, Graaf Reinet. Has one son,
Leslie Leonard and one daughter, Alice Vereton who is specially known
throughout South Africa as a direct voice medium (Trumpet) she is a
spiritualist and one of the most prominent media in Johannesburg. All her
life has been devoted on mediumistic work, healing, developing circles,
public speaking, especially church work. Is interested in other branches of
the philanthropic work, street collections for civilian blind and promotion
of social functions for charitable purposes. Has travelled all over the
Union and spent a good part of her life in Natal, but has lived in
Johannesburg for 27 years. Favourite recreation and hobbies are gardening,
reading and needlework. Member of the South African Club. Her address is
26 Norfolk Road, Kensington Johannesburg.

Sha Redfern


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