Blue Plaque to Dorothy BrookeWednesday 10th June 2020
The installation of a Blue Plaque to Dorothy Brooke (1883 – 1955) Founder of Brooke animal welfare facilities will take place on 10th June 2020 at Malmesbury House, The Close, Salisbury. Time and details of ceremony tbc.
Dorothy Gibson-Craig was born in Scotland in 1883. She had loved horses since childhood and was an accomplished horsewoman. The defining moment in her life came when she arrived in Cairo in 1930, the wife of British cavalry officer Brigadier Geoffrey Brooke. From this moment her life became dedicated to the welfare of working horses and donkeys and, despite many obstacles and objections, her determination to make a difference ensured that the original Old War Horse Memorial Hospital was founded in 1934. Dorothy continued to work for her charity until her death in 1955.