Annie Maud Burnett blue plaque in Tynemouth

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Dame Annie Maud Burnett. b. 1863-1950 d. lived here. Elected in 1910, she was the first and only woman member of Tynemouth Council until 1929 when three others were elected. Created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 for services during World War 1, she became the first woman mayor of Tynemouth in 1928. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1920.

Dame (Annie) Maud Burnett DBE JP (27 February 1863 — 17 November 1950) was a local English politician who served as the first female mayor of Tynemouth.

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