Dorothée Pullinger’s Timeline

 

 

1894

Dorothée Aurélie Marianne Pullinger was born on the 13th of January 1894 in St Aubin, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. Thomas Charles Pullinger left Darracq to be…

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1897

Thomas Charles Pullinger at Teste et Moret et Cie4 (France) , Lyons, where he designed another small car “La Mouche” (The Fly) featuring the first…

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1898

Dorothee’s sister Helene Pullinger was born in France.

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1899

Dorothée’s brother Bertram Reginald was born in Rhone France.

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1900

Birth of Dorothee’s sister Mai Yvonne Pullinger (1900–1993), 15 Jan 1900 living at Champin d’Or, nr Lyons, France.

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1902

Thomas Charles Pullinger moves to Sunbeams (Wolverhampton) (John Marston Ltd was the original name). T.C. Pullinger was appointed as works manager in 1902. Under Pullinger,…

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1904

Thomas Charles Pullinger seconded to Weirs Ltd, Cathcart, Glasgow, for about 10 weeks, to oversee the construction of 3 cars for Darracq, to Darracq design,…

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1906

Thomas Charles Pullinger and family living in Beeston because that was where Humber factory was[1]. But it closed[2] in 1907 as unprofitable. Some 3,000 workers…

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1908

Thomas Pullinger invited by Beardmore to take on his car factory at Arrol Johnston, Underwood in Paisley. It had been losing money and Beardmore wasnt…

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1909

Birth of Dorothée’s sister Aurelie Irene Majorie Pullinger (1909–1992), on 16 Apr 1909, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Dorothée passed the Oxford local examination as a…

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1910

Dorothee turned 18 years old in 1910, her sister Jean Madeleine Sitwell was born in Scotland. Thomas Pullinger and presumably at least his daughter Dorothée…

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1911

Dorothee’s brother Douglas Allen Malcom Pullinger was born on the 4 Oct 1911, in Swinlees, Dalry, Ayrshire. Her sisters Yvonne and Helene were boarders at…

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1912

Thomas Charles Pullinger travelled to the United States, on board the Columbia to New York, to observe car factory design and the mass production methods…

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1913

Heathhall factory opened in July 1913. Built by S. Stevenson & Co. of Glasgow

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1914

The First World War began before the factory was in full production, and the company switched from manufacturing automobiles to producing aero engines for the…

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1916

Dorothée was recruited to be the lady superintendant manager of women employed by Vickers at Barrow in Furness, making high explosive shells, eventually becoming responsible…

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1917

King and Queen make a visit to Barrow in May 1917. Amongst many others Miss Pullinger, Lady Superintendent is mentioned in newspaper reports.

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1918

After the war, as Galloway Motors Ltd, and with Dorothée Pullinger as one of the directors and managers, the factory produced a light car for…

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1920

Dorothée received an MBE for her war service and lived at The Brae, Dumfries in 1920.

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1922

Thomas Pullinger and his family moved to Dee View, Tongland.

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1923

Dorothée becomes the first woman member of the Institute of Automobile Engineers. Her first application had been in 1920. Thomas Charles Pullinger arrived back in…

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1924

On 9 October 1924, in Dumfries, Dorothée married Edward Marshall Martin (1895–1951), at that time a P&O ship’s purser on SS Naldera, and son of…

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1925

Occasionally living at Flat No 1, 30 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 Kaiser-i-Hind (P&OSNCo), Marseilles – Edward and Dorothee Martin departed 29th May 1925,…

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1926

Birth of Dorothee’s daughter Yvette Martin (le Couvey) (1924–) in Jersey. 1926 approx – date uncertain With her husband in the late 1920s she set…

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1928

Heathhall factory closed. Thomas Charles Pullinger retired to Jersey. Dorothée gets her driving licence at The Brae, St Brelades, Jersey Dorothée bought West Sussex Laundry,…

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1932

Birth of Dorothee’s son Lewis Martin(1932–)

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1933-1939

Dorothée and her family lived at 1212 London Road, Norbury, London SW16. It was commandeered in the war and they moved around a lot.

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1941

She returned to the Engineering Industry during 1941, appointed to the Nuffield organisation to supervise the recruitment and employment of woman labour. In the early…

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1942

They moved to Harwood, Salfords, Surrey.

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1943

West Sussex Laundry wound up.

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1945

Death of Dorothée’s father Thomas Charles Willis Pullinger (1867–1945), 19 Jul 1945 , Kensington, London, England. Note that this is before end of WW2 (on…

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1946

White Service Laundries was sold in 1946.

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1947

Dorothee settled in Guernsey in 1947. Her husband had been in UNRRA in the war and then bought Les Nicolles farm in Guernsey where Yvette…

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1950

Established Normandy Laundries in 1950, which is still in business.

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1951

Death of Husband Edward Marshall Martin (–1951), 31 Mar 1951, Guernsey

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1956

Death of Dorothée’s mother Aurelie Berenice Sitwell (1871–1956) 1956, Jersey, Channel Islands.

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1974

Dorothée lives at the Old Government House Hotel – Guernsey (permanent resident until being moved briefly to nursing home).

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1986

11 January 1986 Dorothée passed away in the nursing home la Borne Milliaire, Rue à l’Or, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.

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