Rachel Waterhouse

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Dame Rachel Waterhouse, DBE (born 2 January 1923) is a local historian of Birmingham and the West Midlands of England, consumer affairs activist and writer.

She has been chairman of Consumers' Association, and a member of the National Consumer Council and of the Health and Safety Commission.[1] She was a member of the group which resurrected the Lunar Society around 1990 and became its founder Chairman. She was president of the Birmingham and Midland Institute for 1992.[2]

Written works

  • Birmingham and Midland Institute, 1854-1954
  • Children in hospital : a hundred years of child care in Birmingham
  • A hundred years of engineering craftsmanship, a short history tracing the adventurous development of Tangye's Limited, Smethwick, 1857-1957
  • King Edward VI High School for Girls, 1883-1983
  • Six King Edward schools, 1883-1983
  • The 1990s and a Christian response to consumerism
  • The Birmingham and Midland Institute, the Institute's contributions to Birmingham 1855-2005

Joint authorship:

  • How Birmingham became a great city (jointly with John Whybrow)
  • Birmingham one hundred years ago - social and political life and cultural life (jointly with Charles Parish)