Violet Blanche Webb

Violet Blanche Webb

Female 1915 - 1999  (84 years)

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  • Name Violet Blanche Webb 
    Born 3 Feb 1915  Willesden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Career Violet Blanche Webb (later Simpson, 3 February 1915 - 27 May 1999) was an English athlete who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympic Games.

    She was born in Willesden and died in Northwood, London. She was the mother of Janet Simpson.

    In 1932, she travelled to Los Angeles as one of five women entered by the Women's Amateur Athletic Association at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics as Britain's first female Olympians in athletics events. She finished fifth in the 80 metre hurdles event. She also featured in the 4x100 metre relay, where she replaced the injured Ethel Johnson, and won the bronze medal with her teammates, Eileen Hiscock, Gwendoline Porter and Nellie Halstead.

    Webb competed in the 1934 Empire Games, held in London, England, winning the bronze medal in the long jump. In the 80 metre hurdles, she was eliminated in the heats. She also competed at the Women's World Games of 1934, winning a bronze medal at 80 metre hurdles.

    At the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, she was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 80 metre hurdles competition. Her daughter, Janet Simpson, won the same medal in the same event at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

    She married Charles H Simpson in 1937.

    [From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Webb
    Died 27 May 1999  Northwood, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14435  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2017 

    Family Charles Henry? Simpson,   b. Sep 1911, Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Jul - Sep 1937  Willesden district, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Janet Mary Simpson,   b. 2 Sep 1944,   d. 14 Mar 2010  (Age 65 years)
     2. Susan A Simpson,   b. Jan-Mar 1947, Hendon district, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1066  Group Sheet

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    Violet Blanche Webb
    Violet Webb works at the toy counter of Selfridges, London.
    Violet Blanche Webb
    Violet Blanche Webb


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