I have received this enquiry below regarding a Harriet Wellard a former councillor or Mayoress ? The obvious line of research would be to look up a obituary in the local papers at the Margate Museum. As that cannot be done, has anybody out there got any information that may help.
"In the absence of the Margate Museum, I wonder if you would know where I could find information about a Harriet Wellard, who I am lead to believe was either a Margate Councillor, or Lady Mayoress of Margate. She was born in 1868, and died in 1956. From the early 1920's until her death, she lived at 28 Tivoli Road Margate.
I have spoken to the Mayor parlour, who could give me details of the recent councillors, and a list of Mayor since the inception of the Borough of Margate. I have spoken to TDC, who thought the information would be in the Margate Museum, but try the Library. At the end of the day, all fingers point to the Museum! Are documents accessible?
The history behind Harriet is just a family story / myth that I would like to either confirm, or disprove.
Any help grateful received."