In January 1972 my husband and I moved to Menheniot. After living in Menheniot a short while I realised there were no organisations for young people in Menheniot. I had, before coming to Menheniot, been very much involved with the work of The Girls’ Brigade and Pre School Playgroup. I started a Girls’ Brigade Company in Menheniot which ran successfully for twenty years and in 1973 I was co-founder of Menheniot Playgroup. I did not continue working with the Playgroup because St Mark and St John Teacher Training College moved from Chelsea to Plymouth; I applied and was accepted as a student at the college. After qualifying as a teacher and gaining a B Ed degree I worked in schools up until my retirement.
I enjoy being with staff and children at Menheniot School which includes playing the piano for the Christmas sing-a-long and helping at the school sports day in the summer. I am a member of the curriculum committee.
My interests spread outside the school; these include running the children’s sports at the Cherry Fayre. I am a Menheniot Parish Councillor which provides a link between School and Council. I am the organist at Menheniot Parish Church and I organise and run the Festival Choir which sing at Church Festivals.