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Old 27 November 2018, 01:48 PM
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Default Lady Trumpington, former Bletchley Park codebreaker, dies aged 96

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...reaker-dies-96

She had very interesting life, even if she is now best-known for sticking two fingers up at Lord King of Bridgewater in the House of Lords that time (see video in the link above). Here's her obituary, which is worth reading:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ngton-obituary

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She had an ability to think fast in any situation. She related how once she was staying in a country house, putting her hair in curlers at her dressing table, when Lord Beaverbrook entered the room, wearing only his pyjama tops. “Oh good,” she said. “I needed a hand. Could you hold these for me please?” She passed him her curling papers, which he dutifully doled out to her, and then when she had finished and thanked him dismissively, he obediently padded out of the room.
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Amazing life, RIP.

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