22 July 1929
UAF was born at Lee Green
, some way south and east of London.
18 April 1974
UAF, working as a receptionist at a small neurological hospital, wrote her very first poem on this day, according to her partner R. V. Bailey
UAF published her first book of poetry, Side Effects
; by 1986 it had gone through four impressions.
1 April 2008
UAF and R. V. Bailey
jointly published From Me to You: Love Poems
, a collection of poems from many occasions.
28 April 2009
UAF died in a hospice near Wotton-under-Edge
the day before the announcement that Carol Ann Duffy
had been appointed first woman Poet Laureate, an honour that Duffy had wished Fanthorpe to have.