THE DEATH OF MRS. RICHARDSON,
OF BALLA WRAY.
News of the death of Mrs. Agusta Ann RICHARDSON on Tuesday at South Ashfield, Newcastle-on-Tyne, was received at High Wray with genuine regret.
The deceased lady who was 76 years of age, was regularly in residence at Balla Wray, near High Wray, during the summer months, until this summer when her failing health prevented her leaving South Ashfield.
Mrs. RICHARDSON who leaves a grown up family with whom the utmost sympathy is felt, was the widow of the late Mr. James RICHARDSON, of South Ashfield and Balla Wray, and who died about 24 years ago. She was the sister of the late Sir John DIXON, C. E., who became famous in connection with the removal of the Cleopatra Needle from Alexandra to the Thames.
As a member of the Society of Friends she was a regular attender at the Friend’s Meeting House at Co?thouse, Hawkshead, when in residence at Balla Wray, and as a well known resident of the Lake District she was in particular much interested in the school children at High Wray, and until this year, when her absence prevented it, she gave the scholars an annual summer treat.
The funeral took place in South Ashfield on Friday.