Grace Kimmins

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1871 – 1954

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Who was Grace Kimmins?

Dame Grace Mary Thyrza Kimmins, DBE was described in Punch as ... in her quiet practical way is probably as good a friend as London ever had, a description for the driving force behind the Guild of Play and the Guild of the Poor Brave Things.

She became a Wesleyan deaconess and worked in both the Methodist West London Mission and the Bermondsey Settlement, where she moved in 1895. In 1898, she married Charles William Kimmins in 1898. She was active in the foundation and continuance of charitable foundations, particularly those concerned with children's play and the welfare of poor and disabled children. She founded, caused to be founded or was involved in the Methodist West London Mission, Bermondsey Settlement, Chailey Heritage, Guild of Play, and Guild of the Poor Brave Things. She also was a writer.

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Born
1871
London
Also known as
  • Dame Grace Mary Thyrza Kimmins
  • Grace Hannam
  • Dame Grace Mary Thyrza Kimmins, DBE
  • Grace Thyrza Hannam Kimmins
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Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • London
Died
1954
Haywards Heath

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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