Margaret Partridge
(1891-1967) u

Died aged c. 76

Margaret Mary Partridge (8 April 1891 – 27 October 1967) was an electrical engineer, contractor and founder member of the Women's Engineering Society (WES) and the Electrical Association for Women (EAW). Her business worked with WES to identify and employ female apprentices, including Beatrice Shilling. Partridge also helped campaign to change the International Labour Organisation convention on night work for women in 1934, after Shilling was found working on her own in a power station at night, thus contravening the existing regulations.

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Margaret Partridge BSC MIEE 1891-1967 pioneer of electrical engineering for women and of rural electrification in Devon. Business woman. Lived here

Harpitt, Willand Old Village, Willand, Willand, United Kingdom where they lived