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Elizabeth "Su" Suter 1926 - 2012

Elizabeth (Su) Suter was the eldest daughter of George "Arthur" Suter and Dorothy Suter. Arthur was mayor of Uxbridge and features in the Suters Ltd History and about his role as Mayor at 1959 - THE MAYOR AND MAYORESS OF UXBRIDGE

As Tom Suter reported in Suters Limited - A brief History of the company and the people behind it

Elizabeth "Su" Suter joined the Wrens and worked for the Bletchley Park operation at Eastcote and Stanmore during World War 2.

Her father George Arthur Suter served as mayor of Uxbridge in the 1959/1960. (See History of Suters Ltd - 1960s)

(Left - Bletchley Park and below the Bletchley Park "Roll of Honour")

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She later became a fashion illustrator and deputy head of fashion at St Martin’s School of Art in London and was the principal lecturer in the fashion school for thirty years. For many years she covered the Paris collections for British magazines and newspapers including The Daily Telegraph.

Left: June 1982 John and Bobbie Suter's Golden wedding anniversary party at Chalfont-St-Giles - Seated left Su Suter, Frank Suter, Bobbie Suter and John Suter

Elizabeth "Su" Suter at her 80th birthday in Adderbury, Oxfordshire in 2006

Just before her 85th birthday we received this letter.....

..... and on the 3rd April 2012, Su passed away

Obituary in The Daily Telegraph May 2012

Elizabeth Suter Remembered - Fashion School Daily

Obituary in The Times

Jo Brocklehurst Portraitist of the London punk "In Elizabeth Suter's drawing class at St Martin's School of Art in the early 1970s, Jo Brocklehurst was difficult to miss, a tall figure with long jet-black hair under a broad-brimmed hat pulled down low (even while drawing)." Go to page in The Independent Here for Jo Brocklehurst's obituary

and also see Fashionlines.com

Artwork by Su Suter in Liberty of London advertisement - Source Tom Suter Archives

Elizabeth Suter: Sharp Lines and Swift Sketches 8 February – 2 June 2019 (click on image above to go to site) Fashion & Textile Museum

Elizabeth Suter: Sharp Lines and Swift Sketches 8 February – 2 June 2019 (click on image above to go to site) University of The Arts London -Central Saint Martins

Su Suter as a baby with her parents Dorothy and Arthur Suter -Source Tom Suter Archives - See also George "Arthur" Suter and Dorothy Suter page


Good Housekeeping feature October 1983

Details supplied by Ginny Suter June 2012

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