CARTER, Ruth. b. Clapton, London, 22 August 1900; d. Clacton, Essex, 4 November 1982. From East London, her family moved to Buckhurst Hill, Essex, in 1909. She was educated at a Methodist girls’ boarding school, Farringtons, at Chislehurst in Kent, and at Westhill Training College, Birmingham. There she trained as a Froebel teacher, thereafter returning to Buckhurst Hill, where she specialized in remedial teaching for children. She was a member of the Congregational (later URC) church at Buckhurst Hill, where she taught in the Sunday school. She continued to work until 1975, teaching children on an individual basis. She is known for one hymn, ‘For your holy book we thank...
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