Elma's story is a real brew to inspire the women of Blackburn

AS one of her descendants stands down as chair of Thwaites Brewery, new light shines on the remarkable Elma Amy Yerburgh.

She was as significant a player in the firm and Blackburn life as retiring boss Ann is today.

Elma brought the Yerburgh family into the business, took a key role in its affairs and was the first woman to be given the 'Freedom of the Borough of Blackburn'.

Born on July 30 1864 in London to Daniel and Eliza Thwaites, she was their only...
source: Lancashire Telegraph

2019-02-19 07:14
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