CROPPER, Margaret Beatrice. b. Kendal, Westmorland (now Cumbria), 29 Aug 1886; d. Kendal, 27 Sept 1980. She was educated privately. She became a Sunday-school teacher in 1900, and superintendent of a Sunday kindergarten at Staveley, near Kendal, ca. 1925. She lived in or near Kendal for the whole of her life, apart from two trips to South Africa. She was well known as a playwright and poet. Her plays, some one-act, some full-length, included comedies, and plays on religious topics such as Nativity plays (The Nativity with Angels, 1934) and Easter plays (Christ Crucified: a Passion Play in Six Scenes, 1942). She published Poems (1914), The Broken Hearth-Stone and other poems (1927), The...
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