Undated: Portrait of Wendy Howard, only child of
comedian Sydney Howard and his wife Dora, nee White.
Wendy spent much of her
childhood living with her White grandparents, uncle Donald and aunt Chrissie
(Christobel), the family ran a newsagents business on Ivegate, the premises are
now occupied by Rivoli Pizza (2019).
Wendy attended Aireborough Grammar School and
trained as a gym mistress, teaching at Dulwich College.
She often appeared in
amateur shows produced by her uncle Donald in the Temperance Hall, after her
parents had died she had a house built on Harrogate Road and lived there with
her aunt Chrissie until she herself died in the 1970s.