I went to St Erth Primary school until I was 11 and then onto St Ives Secondary Modern school until the age of 15.I worked at Primrose Dairy until I got married in 1963 at St Erth Methodist Church. I have three daughters and one son all of which attended St Erth Primary School until they were 11 years old, three of them went on to Hayle Comprehensive School and our second daughter went to Penzance Grammar School for girls.
They are all living in the Redruth area unfortunately, in their own properties and they have produced six wonderful grandchildren for us.
I was employed in several different jobs after bringing up our family, Sales Manager, wages clerk, receptionist and up to my retirement I was the “Saturday Girl” at Flowertime Florist delivering their flowers for all occasions.
About fifteen years ago I began to think how I was going occupy my spare time during my retirement as I had no intension of being a couch potato and to date I often wonder how I ever managed to work.
I was first became involved with Penwith Housing Association (PHA) before I retired, as a tenant representative on their Peninsula Tenants Committee (PTC) working on various sub groups. In August 2004 PHA formed their own resident auditor group, a small group of residents were trained to look into all aspects of the housing business, this group were known as the Resident Auditor Team. I am one of the original members and to date we are still going strong. This is work that I thoroughly enjoy. I am still a very active tenant within PHA.
I have been a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Organisation for over 15 Years and in 2011 was chosen as the coordinator of the Year.
About 10 years ago elections were held for St Erth Parish Council and I felt that I would like to occupy some of my time working as a councillor so that I could give something back to the Parish. I was nominated and elected onto the Parish Council and have continued working within the Council and have seen it going from strength to strength. I will hopefully be able to continue doing this for many Years to come.
I feel very passionate about St Erth the place I was born and grew up in, it is quite a lot different now, there is so much more traffic, when I was a Child, Children could play in the road as there were only three cars in the village and public transport was slower but we did have a more generous service, however time marches on and we must not standstill, but with care and attention to detail we can hopefully go forward and keep St Erth a beautiful village.
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