|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) —
Image by Benhall artist Jenny Toombs (1940-2018),
who also designed the title banner
for our local "Ebb and Flow" magazine
|"Elizabeth Garrett and Emily Davis presenting
the 1866 Women's Suffrage Petition to
Sir John Stuart Mill in Westminster Hall ",
painted in 1910 by Miss Bertha Newcombe
|Millicent Garrett Fawcett
her statue in Parliament Square
is the only one there of a woman.
Millicent (Elizabeth's sister)
was the suffragist leader of the
National Union of
Women's Suffrage Societies.
Their niece, Margery Spring Rice (née Garrett) (1887-1970), was a "Pioneer of Women's Health" — we have her biography; our Ref-ID is "BIO MS RICE".
THE GARRETT FAMILY
|Newson Garrett (1812–1893) built Snape Maltings. He was the father of Elizabeth and Millicent, who gave Snape School to the village in memory of their parents, Newson and Louisa.|
|Newson's grandfather, Richard Garrett (1755-1839), had founded the business that became Richard Garrett & Sons and which, under the management of Newson's brother Richard (III, 1807-1886), built The Long Shop in Leiston as the world's first "flow line" assembly plant in 1852, after meeting Samuel Colt at the Great Exhibition of 1851 — see https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/museums-and-galleries/the-long-shop-museum.|
|☞ A timeline for the business and a list of useful information sources are at https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Richard_Garrett_and_Sons,|
|whilst a genealogy of the Garrett Family can be viewed at https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Garrett_Genealogy.|
|Also visit https://www.longshopmuseum.co.uk/garrett-family/.|
GARRETTS' SNAPE PORTRAITS (1888)
A unique collection of 13 Victorian portraits, owned by Snape Parish Council, are displayed at Snape Maltings. Unusually for the time in which they were painted, eleven portraits are of working-class individuals, Newson Garrett’s employees, many of whom are buried at Snape churchyard. You can read more about the portraits here.