The Edith Nesbit Society

President: Dame Jacqueline Wilson, OBE


Tommy Tucker Tommy Tucker lived in Eltham from 1902 and had become great friends of both Edith and Hubert Bland through his association with the local Labour Party. After Hubert's death Tommy helped Edith overcome financial problems and eventually their friendship led to marriage. They married in 1917 at St Peters Roman Catholic Church, Woolwich and in 1922 they looked for somewhere to live near the Kentish coast. They found two wooden bungalows at St Mary's Bay, Dymchurch, Kent which they converted into their last home together. Edith died here in May 1924 aged 66.

Tommy Tucker remained living in the bungalow for another eleven years establishing himself as a pillar of the local community.

Tommy Tucker at St Mary's Bay