Lady Chance – Cynthia May Chance (nee Baker-Cresswell) Born: May 29th 1904, Newton-in-the-Moors, Northumberland
Lady / Mrs Cynthia Chance’s wrote about herself so if you’re interested in this student of anthroposophy … she was an early member of the AAF.
The problem of who this astonishing individual could be has always been a mystery. No ordinary person could have achieved in his life what Steiner had done: 6,000 lectures, about 300 books, the 4 great mystery dramas; then the New Art of Eurhythmy was developed; and finally there was the building of the first Goetheanum at Dornach, near Basel in Switzerland. There was also the medical work, the agricultural work, the founding of the Waldorf School with a new impulse for handicapped children…
David Clement revealed:
At one particular Council meeting Doris Davy said something that upset Cynthia and I said something in defence of Doris. The result was that Cynthia then resigned straight away. I was left high and dry with no secretary, … In her time Cynthia had arranged trips to the continent. I could not do this.
Early BD literature talks of the HONORARY SECRETARY
As Honorary Secretary, Lady Chance is taking over the arduous duties carried for ten years by Dr. C. A. Mier, retiring Secretary of the Bio-dynamic Agricultural Association. An experienced gardener, and one of the first to be advised by Dr. Mier when he came to this country, she describes herself as a “ direct descendant” of Mrs. Pease, the pioneer of Bio-dynamic work in England and our first Honorary Secretary, Mrs. Pease, who was a girlhood friend of Lady Chance’s mother, knew the child Cynthia from birth, and was responsible for her early interest in Anthroposophy and Bio-dynamic agriculture. Lady Chance is the wife of Sir Hugh Chance and has three daughters and two sons, all wholly or partially educated at Rudolf Steiner schools.