Plaque at Aldrington House, Hove, Sussex
By William Mills
Monday 7th September.
A large crowd watched the unveiling of a blue plaque to commemorate the work of Dr Helen Boyle including the Serbian Ambassador and the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Sussex.
Dr Helen Boyle pioneered medical research in the early 1900’s at a time when women’s contributions to society were less well appreciated than they are today.
The Serbian Ambassador attended because Dr Boyle visited Serbia and performed valuable medical services which resulted in her being awarded Serbia’s highest medal before settling in Hove.
The unveiling was performed by Brighton and Hove’s mayor, Cllr Lynda Hyde, and was watched by local ward councillor Denise Cobb, herself a former mayor, and many others including Brian Fitch, also a former mayor, and Chris Hawtree a former Green Party councillor.
This event was the result of the tireless work of volunteers from the Brighton and Hove Heritage Commission headed by Mr Roger Amerena of Montpelier Hall.