‘TOR’ ROPE, ARTIST IN STAINED GLASS

EADT Suffolk - - SUFFOLK WALK -

Dis­tin­guished lo­cal stained glass artist Mar­garet Edith Aldrich Rope (1891-1988), known as ‘Tor’, was niece of Royal Aca­demi­cian Ge­orge Rope, who lived at Blax­hall. Her par­ents farmed Lower Abbey near East­bridge and her fa­ther, Arthur, was a church­war­den at St Mar­garet’s Leis­ton for over 40 years.

Tor had an ex­act name­sake cousin, Mar­garet (Agnes) Rope who was also a renowned artist in stained glass. For this rea­son, Tor signed her work with MEAR and a tor­toise.

Mar­garet ‘Tor’ Rope’s stained glass win­dows in St Mar­garet’s Church, Leis­ton, de­picts ru­ral Suf­folk life.

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