Recently there was much praise for architect Elisabeth Scott who as a young woman designed the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre building at Stratford-upon-Avon.
In March this year the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, officially re-opened the theatre, now called the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, following a programme of refurbishment and updating.
Elisabeth Scott was the first woman to win a major architectural competition.
In January BBC Radio 3 broadcast a profile.
In later life she returned to work in her home town of Bournemouth. Her last major work was its 800-seat Pier Theatre opened in 1960 with a performance of Carry on Laughing.
Now after half a century Openwide International, which manages Bournemouth Pier, has applied to the Council to turn the theatre into an indoor surfing attraction.