Bridget Denison Oppenheimer

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Bridget Denison Oppenheimer (McCall)

Birthplace: South Africa
Death: October 23, 2013 (92)
South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Foster McCall and Majorie Hamilton McCall
Wife of Harry Frederick Oppenheimer
Mother of Mary Waddell; Private User and Nicky Oppenheimer

Managed by: Hatte Anne Blejer
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About Bridget Denison Oppenheimer

Bridget Oppenheimer was born Bridget McCall.

During a later WW II tour of service on Robben Island in South Africa, Oppenheimer met Bridget McCall, a young officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Service, who had just returned from school in England. They married on March 6, 1943 and had two children, Nicholas (Nicky) and Mary (Slack).

Mrs Bridget Oppenheimer is fondly known as the “Queen Mum” of South African racing. With countless champions to have raced in her and the late Mr Harry Oppenheiner’s black-and-yellow colours, she is truly a giant of the turf. The peerless Horse Chestnut stands out amongst them all, and Mrs Oppenheimer is particularly passionate about him, but there have been a host of others.


Mr H.F. Oppenheimer received the Freedon of the City of Kimberly. 'Now and Then: Newsletter of the Historical Society of Kimberley and the Northern Cape 18(3):1-2'

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Bridget Denison Oppenheimer's Timeline

September 28, 1921
South Africa
South Africa
June 8, 1945
South Africa
October 23, 2013
Age 92
South Africa