Oswestry Kindertransport refugee and IT entrepreneur

Posted on July 28, 2021

A Kindertransport refugee who was educated in Shropshire and went on to become a ground-breaking global IT entrepreneur is set to be honoured. Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley Companion of Honour will return to Oswestry on August 26 to unveil a blue plaque commemorating her outstanding contribution to British life and formative years in Oswestry. Dame Stephanie arrived in the UK on one of the last Kindertransport trains out of Vienna. In 1962 she started her software business from home.

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