Saturday, December 01, 2007

Miss Ruth Harrison
Pioneering Woman Councillor Slough

February 1940, James Maxton (Socialist MP) and the Mayor of Slough Alderman E.T. Bowyer were witnesses on Saturday 17th February 1940 at the wedding of Miss Ruth Harrison (Socialist/Labour) Slough Councillor,only daughter of Mr & Mrs R.B. Harrison of Farnham Road, Slough and her husband James Stanley Porter, the second son of Mr J. H. Porter of Windsor Road, Slough.

Miss Harrison has made it known that in her public work, she still wants to be known by her maiden name.

It is the first time there has been a Councillor's wedding in the Town

Advertiser & Gazette 23rd February 1940.