Ruth Rowson, social worker, b. 20.09.1883 (see electoral register, 1939)

From Elizabeth Lloyd, "Story of a Community"

"As a small child I went on many visits to Charlton Court, as I had an aunt, Ruth Rowson, who was working there. She was a professionally trained artist but like others of her generation had been caught up in the current fervent climate of social reform and change, and who had done little painting when she met Leila Rendel busily sticking and addressing envelopes at the Webb's National Committee. She had a great liking for children as well as for painting and was very soon helping every day at the Nursery School. She went with Phyllis Potter and Leila Rendel to Kent and remained with or connected with the Community till the day of her death more than fifty years later."