|An active lady in local and charitable affairs, Mrs Sara Wright, widow of the late Mr A E Wright, boot manufacturer, died at “Lymington House,” Higham Ferrers, on Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs Wright was born at Rushden 73 years ago, the daughter of Mr Joseph Farey, the noted musician. She was very musical herself and the possessor of a fine contralto voice which in earlier days she used as a member of the Higham Ferrers Parish Church Choir.
She had lived in Higham Ferrers all her married life, first on the Market Square and at "Lymington House" since 1914. On her own initiative in the early days of war she supplied many of the local Service boys with knitted articles, obtaining the money to purchase the wool needed by organising whist drives, etc. Later she became secretary of the Red Cross Service Comforts Fund for Higham Ferrers, through the W V S, in which she was the head member of the section.
Mrs Wright was secretary of the local branch of the N.S.P.C.C., and the annual garden parties of the “Blue birds" were held in the grounds of her home. She was also vice-president of the Higham Ferrers Branch of the British Legion and for many years was on the Parish Church Council. She greatly helped to start the Infant Welfare Centre in Higham Ferrers seven years ago.
An ardent worker also for the S P G she was the secretary before the war, worked hard for the Waifs and Strays Society (Church Army), and was a life member of the Navy League, contributing in addition to many other good causes.
Mrs. Wright had had a month's illness prior to her death. She leaves a family of seven daughters and one son. One of the three married daughters lives in America, and the son, Coun. E. J. Wright, directs the business of Messrs. A. E. Wright and Co.
The funeral takes place on Saturday, and the service will be held at 11.45 a.m. at St. Mary's Church prior to cremation at Kettering.