Blue plaque to commemorate first female Mayor of Newbury

Newbury Town Council is pleased to announce the unveiling of its eighth blue plaque which will commemorate Elsie Kimber (1889-1954). In 1932, Kimber was elected to serve as the first female Mayor of Newbury since the Borough was created in 1596. 

The plaque will be located at 64 Bartholomew Street, now Hillier & Wilson Estate Agents, but formerly Kimber’s Grocery and Provision Merchants, informally called “Kimber’s Corner”, which she ran from 1939 until her retirement in 1953.The plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Margo Payne, at 11am on Monday 17 September.