After university, taught history in London and Weybrige. Married and moved to Hong Kong and taught there for three years. Moved with husband and child to south Wales, and brought up family – two daughters, one son - and was on-call minding the telephone for G.P. husband.
Joined the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service and organised Books-on-Wheels for the housebound, then trained for their emergency services, becoming Emergency Services Manager for S.E. Wales. This entailed training members for attendance at major incidents, feeding the blue light services, aiding victims of emergencies, and supporting their friends and relatives.
Hobbies include reading – major supporter of the local library – goldthread embroidery – currently engaged on a community project depicting wild flowers – walking, gardening, theatre/cinema, travelling, local history – is a Friend of the Newport Ship. Sings with a small group.
Has two grandchildren in Boston, USA, one in Bath, and one in Rome.