Winnifred Coombe Tennant

(1874 - 1956 / Australia)

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Winifred Coombe Tennant (November 1, 1874 – August 31, 1956) was a Welsh suffragette, politician, philanthropist, patron of the arts and spiritualist. She was also known by the bardic name "Mam o'r Nedd".

She was born Winifred Margaret Pearce-Serocold in Rodborough Lodge, but grew up in France and Italy. She married Charles Coombe Tennant in 1895, and they made their home at ... more »

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  • Rookie David Roberts (9/27/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    I logged on to your sight to research more on Winnifred Coombe-Tennant, only to find to my astonishment that the woman who lived only 5 miles from my house, in Neath, South West Wales, U K. Has suddenly become Australian. Winnifred Coombe -Tennant had a psuedonym, Mrs Willett a phsychic, which was not revealed until her death, so she may be in touch about your error.Winnifred was also known as 'Mam o Nedd' which is Welsh for'Mother of Neath, which is the town she lived most of her life in.
    David John Roberts, Neath, SW Wales, UK.

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Ask the sun; it has watched him pass-
a shadow mirrored on seas of glass;
ask the stars that he knew so well
if they beheld where a bird-man fell.
Ask the wind that has blown with him
over the edge of the oceans' rim,
far from the charted haunts of men,
to the utmost limits and back again.
Ask the clouds on the mountain height
the echoes that followed him in his flight,
the thunder that prowls the midnight sky,
if a silvered 'plane went riding by.

If the birds could talk, would they tell the fall
of a god who winged above them all? ...

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