Louisa Phyllis Brown (Humfrey) 1895

Phyllis Brown was Chester's first woman mayor, served as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the school and was one of its most generous benefactors.

Louisa Phyllis Brown (Humfrey) was a pupil from 1890 to 1895 and retained a life-long connection with and affection for Queen’s.

Mrs Brown was a well-known Chester philanthropist who was Chester’s first woman mayor (1938/39) and also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Queen’s School from 1933-1950.

She and other members of her family are gratefully recognised as the 20th century’s most generous benefactors.