Appeal for info on woman who went to college with D.H.Lawrence

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AN APPEAL has been made for photos and information on a Bulwell woman who went to teacher-training school with the famous writer, D.H.Lawrence.

Margaret Stout, who was known as Maggie, was born in Bulwell on July 31 1887 on Merchant Street. She had a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Gertrude.

She started at teacher-training school in 1907 with Eastwood-born Lawrence, who went on to pen novels such as ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’.

Maggie taught at Coventry Road School in Bulwell and became headmistress during the Second World War.

She didn’t have any children but eventually married after retiring from teaching in 1952. She wed Wilfred Taylor at St Mary’s Church on Highbury Road, Bulwell.

The appeal for information has been made by distant relative David Stout, of Skegby Road, Annesley Woodhouse.

He is researching into his family tree and has gone back as far as 1607 to a record in Bulwell for the wedding of John Stout and Margaret Jebbe.

David hopes to pass on his research to his grandson one day. Anyone who can help is asked to call him on 01623 408498.