The Shirley Village Archive

Burns, Mary Hay (Person)

(14 February 1871 – 19 August 1965)

In 1920 Mary was awarded and OBE, and served as a member of the House of Laaity, 1921-35. Entering local politics 'The Times' noted: "Hon Mrs. Corfield has been returned unopposed for the new Berkshire County Council electoral division of East Wokingham". In 1928 she wrote the biography of her late husband. In 1946 Mary became County Alderman and in 1947 became Mayor of Wokingham. In November 1939, when living at the Tithe Barn, Wokingham, she had been Berkshire Organiser for Hospital Supply Depots, a post she held until 1945. She was Life-Vice-President of the Mothers' Union.
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