Eva Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, but was primarily known as a committed suffragette, social worker and labour activist. She was involved in adult education for women and in the women’s trade union movement. Eva was also a pacifist, and during World War I she argued strongly against persuading young men to join…
Ernest and his wife Dollie (1858-1920), were poets and Fabians, with a large literary circle which included D H Lawence. He portrayed them not unkindly in his novel Kangaroo. They put up him and his wife Frieda frequently at their home at 32 Well Walk; they lived previously at 16 East Heath Road.
Author of popular children’s book, Chronicles of the Schoenberg-Cotta Family (1862),. Her house in Oak Hill Way bears her plaque.
Eldest of 3 sisters immortalised in pictures by Sargent, Augustus John and others. Her TB caused the Hammersley family to seek the healthy air of Hampstead. They lived at Admiral’s House from 1902 and were noted for their literary/artistic salon.