Selina Amelia Lee, wife of Mr John Lee, draper. Mrs Lee (nee Smithee) was the first headmistress at the West Vale Girls’ School – then controlled by the Elland-cum-Greetland School Board – continuing to hold the office until her marriage. She sought election to the School Board as a representative of the Elland Ratepayers’ Association but was unsuccessful. Under the Education Act of 1902 she became the second lady member of the Elland Education Sub-committee, and from that time until her illness worked with great zeal and earnest enthusiasm. Mrs Lee was also a governor of the Elland Secondary School and she discharged many other public duties in Elland.
Mr & Mrs Lee’s shop is now Dobson’s sweet shop.