It is only recently I have been able to discover the names of the ladies that my late wife's grandmother was housekeeper too. The only snippet of information I have held for many years is that the two people were London policewomen who had a house (Danehill Lodge) at Lympne where my wife's grandmother was housekeeper.
Whether the two ladies were Margaret Damer Dawson and Mary Allen, or Mary Allen and Helen Tagart I don't know.
From what I have recently discovered, Margaret Dawson received permission from the head of the Metropolitan Police Force to set up the Woman Police Volunteer Force, which she did using her own money. One of the reasons for so doing was because both ladies liked dressing in masculine clothes, which they could do by wearing the very striking police uniform....again which Margaret Dawson paid for.
The two ladies were passionate about woman's rights and about the plight of many ill-educated young woman who found themselves in the unfortunate position of having a child whilst unmarried, a position my wife's grandmother found herself in which is most probably how she came to be housekeeper for them.
I came across this Pathe film yesterday. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/in-memory-of-their-founder/query/policewomen+hythe
I recognise the building as being situated at the corner of Marine Parade and Twiss Road in Hythe.