Edith Hardcastle
Born December 25th.1884 
at Writtle.
Unmarried.
Died 1st February 1971.

                

 Ratcliffe, Writtle Green
Enid, as she was always known, was described by Elizabeth Taitt as a "religious peculiar".
John Jay, the Writtle archivist called her a "do-gooder". She lived in a handsome house on Writtle Green called Ratcliffe. In her later years she shared the house with several other elderly ladies in distressed circumstances. "It was cold, dark and very old fashioned. It seemed to go back and back, ending in the scullery" (writes her godson, John Clarke). The only heating was a paraffin stove in each room.
She is remembered for the annual family lunch she hosted at Gorringes (a London Department store).