WHO WAS DOROTHY STRINGER?
BORN IN BRIGHTON in 1894, Dorothy Stringer belonged to a family well known for their contributions to public life. Her father, Joseph Stringer, was an alderman, her mother Emma was a member of the Board of Guardians and a cousin, Herbert Galliers was Mayor of Brighton in 1929. Dorothy followed in her family’s footsteps and was elected to Brighton Council in 1933.
Miss Stringer was elected Mayor of Brighton in 1952 and was awarded an OBE in 1960. In 1968, on the 19th December, her record of service to Brighton was formally recognised, when she was given the Freedom of the Borough, being only the second woman to receive this honour. Dorothy Stringer continued her public service all her life, working on a great many committees into her middle seventies; she died in 1977.