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Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington DENINGTON

Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington DENINGTON, Member of the House of Lords. Freeman, City of London; Honorary MRTPI; Honorary FRIBA; Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1966; Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1974.


  • DENINGTON, Baroness Evelyn Joyce Denington was born on August 9, 1907. Daughter of the late Philip Bursill.

  • Education

    • LCC Schools; Blackheath High School. Bedford College for Women.


    • General Secretary, National Association, of Labour Teachers, 1938-1947. Member, St. Paneras Borough Council, 1945-1959, and Chairman of various Committees. Member, London County Council, 1946-1965.

      Chairman, New and Expanding Towns Committee, member, Stevenage Development Corporation, 1950-1980, and Chairman, 1966-1980. Member. Central Housing Advisory Committee, 1955-1973. Member, Greater London Council, 1964-1977, and Chairman, 1975-1976.

      Member, South East Economic Planning Council, 1966-1979, and Deputy Chairman, 1971-1979. Deputy Leader, Labour Opposition, Greater London Council, 1967-1973. Chairman, Housing Committee.

      Chairman, Transport Committee. House of Lords, since 1978. Professional career: architectural journalist, 1927-1931.

      Teacher, 1933-1950; member, various housing assns.


    Party affiliation: Labour Party



    Recreations: gardening, music, reading, travel.


    • [{"type":"father","name":"the late Philip Bursill"},{"type":"spouse","name":"Cecil Dallas Denington"}]
    • father: the late Philip Bursill
    • spouse: Cecil Dallas Denington
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    Born August 9, 1907