The extraordinary life and times of Margaret Finley … and a connection to Sussex

The extraordinary life and times of Margaret Finley by Alan Lloyd, first published in the IBMT Newsletter, Spring 2012 

Nurse Margaret Finley on a fundraising mission to Nottingham in February 1939-she’s the woman on the left front.


Our thanks to Alan Lloyd for allowing us to reproduce this on this site.  One connection of Margaret Finley (1913-2003) to Sussex has been uncovered by Mike Anderson with the help of Alan Lloyd.  Margaret’s stepmother Elizabeth North was living and working in the Haddon Hall Hotel, Devonshire Place, Eastbourne in 1921. Margaret’s mother died in 1922 and her father married Elizabeth Hall in 1933 and by 1939 they were living in Hastings.  In September 1938 the Eastbourne Chronicle published this letter from ‘Margaret’, an ‘Eastbourne girl in Barcelona’ about conditions in Spain…

Letter to Eastbourne Chronicle from ‘Margaret’ in September 1938

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