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Henrietta Girling

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Henrietta Girling (9 December 1875 - 1969) (née Walker) was a local politician.

In 1893 she married William Henry Girling (1872-1958), who became a leading member of  Shoreditch Borough Council for 45 years and was Mayor of Shoreditch four times.

She was a Labour Party member, and was herself Mayor of Shoreditch in 1930-31. She sat on the London County Council representing Shoreditch from 1931-49.

She was a justice of the peace, and was awarded the OBE in 1937 "for public services in Shoreditch".[1]

She died, aged 93, in Hackney.


  1. "New Year Honours". The Times: p. 8. 1 February 1937. 

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