Dorothy Kate Woolgar

Born 7th December 1907 at 1 East View, Newhaven, East Sussex
Baptised 16th January 1913 at St. Mary's Church, Tarring Neville, East Sussex.
Parents were Tom Pollard Woolgar and Mary Ann Woolgar (nee Blackman)
Attended South Heighton Village School.
Member of the Girl Guides
Confirmed 30th March 1920 at St. Mary's, Tarring Neville, by the Lord Bishop of Chichester.
Worked "in service" until her marriage to Herbert Charles Allen.

The marriage of
Dorothy Kate Woolgar with Herbert Charles Allen

26th December 1928 at St. Mary's Church, Tarring Neville.

In the photograph are:
Albert William Woolgar /?/ Tom Pollard Woolgar
/?/ Herbert Charles Allen & Dorothy Kate Woolgar /?/
The 3 Bridesmaid marked /?/ are currently unknown to us.

The marriage was witnessed by Tom Woolgar and
Albert William Woolgar - the bride's father and her brother.

On her wedding day, Dorothy Kate wore a gold and amethyst necklace and this was then worn by her daughter
Barbara Dorothy on her own wedding day. Barbara then gave it to her daughter Dorothy (Dorothy Kate's grandaughter)
to wear on her wedding day - and this wedding also took place at Tarring Neville, much to the delight of
Herbert Charles Allen who attended the ceremony just weeks before he sadly died.
Herbert Charles Allen, Dorothy Kate Allen (nee Woolgar) and their daughter Barbara Dorothy Allen  

Herbert and Dorothy had a daughter, Barbara Dorothy Allen, (my mother who is still living).

Apart from being evacuated to Woolgar relatives in Henfield during the War Years, the family lived in Newhaven and at South Heighton, East Sussex.
The family were members of Newhaven Carnival Society.

Dorothy Kate suffered a long illness (she died of cancer) and was wheelchair bound for some time. Doctors told her she would never walk again but after being frightened by a mouse she proved them wrong!

Dorothy Kate died on the 29th May 1950 (aged 42) at the
Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, Sussex.
She was buried in Newhaven Cemetary, Lewes Road, Newhaven.

Some photos of Dorothy Kate Woolgar are held in the
Museum at Newhaven.

   

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