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Richards [née Pilley], Dorothy Eleanorlocked

(1894–1986)
  • Carol A. Osborne

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Richards [née Pilley], Dorothy Eleanor (1894–1986), mountaineer, was born at 167 The Grove, Camberwell, London, on 16 September 1894, one of four children of John James Pilley, science lecturer, and his wife, Annie Maria Young. She referred to herself as belonging to the era of finishing schools, and believed that her early climbing days were akin to a university education. Her first exposure to the mountains was on a family holiday in ...

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