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Phyllis Pearsall
- Favourite Briton.

Born in East Dulwich, London
Born on 25th of September 1906
Died on 28th of August 1996

Though few of them will have known her name, visitors to London (among other towns and cities) have given thanks to Phyllis Pearsall for her brilliantly simple idea – the A-Z map, or street atlas if you prefer. Her father was a cartographer and she was an artist, so the creativity and discipline was in her make-up, as was determination – firstly in working 18-hour days to walk around London checking on street names and details, and secondly when she was rebuffed by various outlets after producing launch copies of her own carefully updated maps of London. Her company, the Geographers’ A-Z Map Co, was protected from takeover by her creation of a trust to run it, to which she donated shares.

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