Final Farewell to Baroness Trumpington

December 4th, 2018
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On Saturday 1st December, Barnes & Sons conducted the funeral for the late Jean Alys Baroness Trumpington who died on 26th November 2018 at the age of 96.

‘She was the society girl and war-time Nazi codebreaker who fended off the amorous advances of Lloyd-George.
In a long political career, she was mayor of Cambridge, a Conservative whip and served as a health minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government.
But Baroness Trumpington found fame and a place in the nation’s heart late in life – flicking a V-sign at a colleague during a House of Lords debate. It was arguably the best career move she ever made and she revelled in her newfound YouTube notoriety.
She went from strength to strength, appearing as a no-nonsense panellist on TV programmes like Have I Got News For You – mocking the BBC for requiring her to sign a form to say she was not pregnant in her 90s.
She attended debates in the Lords every day until her retirement from public life in 2017, at the age of 95.
Even then, she found time to publish her life story, Coming Up Trumps, although she would shyly dismiss the ghost-written memoire.
“I don’t understand what all the fuss is about,” she told one reviewer. “I didn’t write the damn book and haven’t read it either.” ‘

(excerpt from BBC News website)