Clemence Dane (Winifred Ashton) – Novelist and playwright

Lewisham’s famous women: Clemence Dane (1888-1965) Clemence Dane was born Winifred Ashton on 21 February 1888 in Westcombe Park Road, Blackheath. In 1897 the family moved to 22 Westwood Hill, Sydenham where they stayed until 1901. During this period young Winifred attended Sydenham High School. Her family then moved out of Lewisham but she returned Continue Reading