Miss Flora McCabe, headmistress of an infants' school who became one of the best-known Catholic teachers in England, died last week at the age of 73.
Miss McCabe was a former national president of the Catholic Teachers' Federation and twice president of the South Staffordshire Federation of Head Teachers.
Both her parents were head teachers and she herself was headmistress of Holt Trinity Infants' School, Bilston, for 27 sears. Shortly after her retirement in 1947 the Holy Father conferred upon her the Cross Pro Etclesia et Pontifice.
Requiem Mass was offered at Bilston by her brother. Fr. Herbert McCabe, 0,P, The Archbishop of Birmingham was represented by Fr. Bernard Robinson.
I Sister Monica Swarbrick, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Swarbriek, Preston, has been invited to represent the Preston District Nursing Service at the garden party at Buckingham Palace on July 19th.
Opened by the Mayor and Mayoress, a garden fete on Saturday at St. Joseph's Convent, Taunton, raised a record surn of 1366 for the convent school and the St. George's parish school fund.