Biography and Notes
1st daughter of Antony Hubert Gibbs. Baptised March 1931 at St. Michael's, Chester Square. Educated at Eton and RMA Mons.
Before marriage was President of Girls' Exeter Diocesan Assoc., Scoutmaster of Boy Scouts and Captain of Girl Guides. 1925-75 On Committee of Florence Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen in Lisson Grove, London. 1935-39 Active with Roehampton Conservative Assn. and 1945-77 with Crowthorne Conservative Assn. (Chairman, Women's Committee). Chairman and President, Crowthorne Girl Guides.
There are three Memorials to her at Crowthorne, Berkshire. 1. Flowering Cherry Tree donated by Crowthorne Girl Guides, planted 19 Feb. 1978 by her son William, in Crowthorne Churchyard; 2. Elaine Edgedale Silver Cup for Crowthorne children's Spring Bulb Competition, 1st awarded 18 Feb. 1978; 3. Elaine Edgedale Memorial Rose Bowl for Best Kept Garden in Crowthorne, 1st awarded 15 July 1978.
Portraits: Pastel as a child by H. M. Heaton; small water colour by unknown artist when about 5 or 6 years old; and an oil painting by unknown artist when about 8 years old. All in the possession of her son Lt. Col. william Richard Edgedale.