OBITUARY – The Holly Leaf
Miss Constance Ada Renshaw
B.A. who died aged 73 on May 30th. 1964 at 57 Bingham Park Road,
Sheffield was a member of staff at the Sheffield Pupil Teacher Centre from
1917 to 1937.
Though the students of today
may not even know the name of Miss Renshaw yet forty years ago her forceful
personality was making an impact on the school.
was a woman of many gifts: she had published several
volumes of poems which received high praise from men eminent in the
world of letters; she had artistic ability, was a musician of considerable
skill and, in her younger days, was a keen cricketer whose bowling caused
many to tremble.
her forced retirement in 1937, due to illness, the school lost a brilliant
teacher – one who passed on her own love of literature and the magic of
words to her pupils.
many years she fought gallantly against physical disability and even after
a very serious operation in 1963 her indomitable spirit prevailed, and
on her return home she faced unceasing pain with great fortitude.During
her long stay in hospital she was greatly cheered by visits from former
students, all eager to acknowledge their debt to her.
Constance A. Renshaw retired in 1937 - ARTICLE