I was born in Ashbourne and come from farming families in that area. I have lived in Thornhill for nearly 50 years and raised a son and daughter who both attended local schools. I have been on Bamford with Thornhill Parish Council for over twenty years. I retired from teaching at a secondary school in Sheffield seventeen years ago. My interests are my very old home which I share with my son and his family, its surrounding garden, field and woodland which we look after together. I am interested in local history, sing in a local choir and spend a lot of my time reading.