Olive Wharry was an artist and suffragette and was active in the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1910-1914 Following her time with the WSPU she moved to Devon, where she remained until her death in 1947.
St Sidwell’s Church was badly damaged in the Exeter Blitz. In the early hours of 4th May 1942 a 250kg bomb fell directly on St Sidwells. The church tower was left standing but was so badly damaged that it was pulled down shortly after. A replacement church was built on the site by the Exeter based firm Lucas, Robert’s and Brown of Exeter.
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