Kathleen Garnham: Walton’s female golf champion.



“ I was amazed to discover the story of Kathleen Garnham when I was researching details about the old golf course at The Naze for my charity fundraising book: The Naze- Hidden History and Fascinating Facts. It was a prestigious club in the 1920’s where her mother and father were club officers and very keen golfers. Very few people now realise there was a links golf course on the Naze all the way past the Naze Tower, or that we had such an internationally successful golfer living in the town. Sadly, cliff erosion and the wartime military defences made the golf course unviable after the war. I have compiled a slide show which contains some rare photographs of Kathleen Garnham, who was also an amateur watercolour painter and served in the WAAF in World War Two. She was part of a team that identified Nazi rocket bases in the Netherlands from reconnaissance photographs, enabling the RAF to bomb and destroy them.”

Steven Walker

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