Tribute to Guildhouse scholar Kathleen

Major Adrian Maddern outside the Salvation Army Citadel after thieves stole lead from the roof. (METP-11-01-11RH37) Picture: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough ET
Major Adrian Maddern outside the Salvation Army Citadel after thieves stole lead from the roof. (METP-11-01-11RH37) Picture: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough ET
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A STRETTON on Dunsmore woman who was well known for hosting tea parties for her Percival Guildhouse friends has died aged 88.

Kathleen Lascelles, who was a student at the centre from 1988 to 1999, died in Rugby’s Hospital of St Cross on January 27.

Mary Tredennick, who was her tutor, said: “Kathleen attended Latin and New Testament Greek classes where she made many friends.

“She delighted in both languages and hosted memorable tea parties for her fellow students at her home in Stretton.”

She said over the years Kathleen visited a variety of Roman sites.

Mary added: “Kathleen, ever an enthusiast, was first to offer transport in her somewhat elderly car!”

Poor health prevented Kathleen from attending classes, but in January 2001, Kathleen returned to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mary Price, who was featured in last week’s Advertiser for her 100th birthday.

“I’m sure I speak on behalf of everybody when I say we have lost a dearly loved friend,” Mary said.

Kathleen’s cremation will take place at Oakley Wood Crematorium on February 11 at 1.30pm, followed by a memorial service in All Saints’ Church, Stretton on Dunsmore at 2.30pm.