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Helen Monica Maurice

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Helen Monica Maurice OBE (1908 – 20 September 1995) was an industrialist and Managing Director and Chairman of the Wolf Safety Lamp Company, Sheffield, and the first, and for 40 years the only, woman member of the Association of Mining Electrical Engineers. She was known as “the Lady of the Lamp” in the coal fields of Yorkshire.

1908 June 30th. Born in Hucknall Torkard, near Nottingham, the Daughter of William Maurice and brought up in the industrial north Midlands, the eldest of three daughters.

1932 Monica was made a director and a departmental manager of her family's company Wolf Safety Lamp Co

1951-79 Managing Director and Chairman 1951-88

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