Collection AR1120 - Mollie Moors Personal Papers

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AR1120

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Mollie Moors Personal Papers

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  • 1882 - 2015 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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(1919 - 2014)

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Mollie Isobel Moors was the daughter of Ernest James Moors and Elsie Newton. Her grandparents, Charles John Moors and Martha Duckett ran a drapers business at 71-73 High Street Croydon from 1882 - c. 1925 and their son, Mollie's father joined them in the business. in 1911 he married Elsie and they lived at 82 Edridge Road, Croydon. In 1921 Census, they have three children, Norah Rendall aged 8, Ruth Pattie aged 6 and Mollie Isobel aged 1. At one point he left Croydon for Devon, eventually moving to Littlemeads, South Knighton Devon, where Mollie lived later in her life. Mollie started out in a career in the theatre, training at the Croydon Repertory Theatre school of Acting and performed in this company and others. Her acting career was interrupted by the war during which she drove ambulances during the blitz and then worked in the Women's Land Army Timber Corps. After the war she moved to Devon and became a Chiropodist and became involved in amateur dramatics.

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Records relating to the life, family and career of Mollie Isobel Moors (31 October 1919 - 6 August 2014)
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A1160 was an accrual in September 2022.

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