Lady Marjorie Plumb spent over 40 years as one of the Trustees of The Coleshill Grammar School Trust before retiring in 2014. Back in 1958 the old Grammar School was sold and the proceeds were invested in an endowment to support local children who were in financial need. Applications included help buying school uniforms, books and paying towards school trips. During her time with the Trust Lady Plumb has considered over 2,000 applications!! Quite incredible when you take into account she joined in 1973 and then went on to role of Chair between 1996 and 2003. There is no doubt that the Trust is an amazing charity and to honour all of her dedication and commitment ‘The Lady Plumb Award’ was established. This is a prestigious Award given to a person under the age of 25 who has been nominated for an outstanding achievement. £1,000 will be set aside annually and then presented to a young person who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to a sport, activity or vocational aspiration.
I photographed Lady Plumb during a celebration held by Lord and Lady Aylesford at the Packington Estate, Warwickshire which was attended by friends, fellow Trustees and husband Lord Plumb. Editorial portraits were then used in the local press and also on the Coleshill Grammar School Trust website.