meetings: Two Trumpington Mayors: Eva Hartree and Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington): 26 September 2019

Two Trumpington Mayors: Eva Hartree and Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington)

The meeting on 26 September 2019 discussed the lives of two women with Trumpington connections who had influential political careers in Cambridge and further afield.

Philippa Slatter talked about Eva Hartree (1873-1947) who was a Cambridge Borough Councillor from 1922-42 and the first woman Mayor of Cambridge in 1924-25. See the p age about Eva Hartree .

Edmund Brookes introduced the life of Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington) (1922-2018), Howard Slatter gave a brief review of her time in Cambridge and Stephen Siddall talked about her involvement with The Leys School when her husband was Headmaster. We were delighted to be joined by Adam Barker, the son of Jean Barker, who made some person comments and brought a number of scrapbooks about her period as Mayor. See the page about Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington) .

There was also a display about the history of Trumpington Tornadoes, produced by Wendy Roberts. This had been shown at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Trumpington Pavilion on 21 September 2019, when the three changing rooms on King George V playing field were named in recognition of Neville Haylock, Trumpington Tornadoes and Trumpington Football Club (TFC).

Poster: Sheila Glasswell and Howard Slatter.

Left: Philippa Slatter, talking about Eva Hartree, with the Council minute book for 1925. Right: Edmund Brookes, Adam Barker, Howard Slatter and Stephen Siddall, talking about Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington).

Left: Philippa Slatter, talking about Eva Hartree, with the Council minute book for 1925.
Right: Edmund Brookes, Adam Barker, Howard Slatter and Stephen Siddall, talking about Jean Barker (Baroness Trumpington).

Wendy Roberts with the display about the history of Trumpington Tornadoes.