Obituary: Winifred Ferrier

Elizabeth Forbes [obituaries, 10 November] rightly stresses the great support that Winifred Ferrier gave to her famous sister Kathleen, writes Helen Anderson. But she was distinguished in her own right.

When she relinquished the responsibilities of full-time head teacher to give more time to Kathleen and her father she was taken on as a dress designer for Marks & Spencer. She also had a book on teaching arithmetic in the primary school published by Arnolds.

Mention should be made too of the large part played by Winifred in the successful launching in 1993 of the Kathleen Ferrier Society, of which she was President, and to which she gave all Kathleen's memorabilia.

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