I was here age 15 on work experience in 1981 from Intake High School. The only girl amongst 9 boys. We were filling in pot holes on the canal tow path. One week I left my wellingtons in my bag and when I got back to the mini bus I couldn’t find them. I was crying when I got back to school and the boys threw them out of the mini bus.
The next week the lovely gentleman who drove the mini bus took me up to the office and found me some filing to do in the big old steel filing cabinets. That gave me an interest in office work and I went to work for the Council on a YTS scheme when I left school.
I worked for the Council for 20 years mainly in the Legal Dept. I always kept my interest in conservation, recycling and composting. I used to make a weekly collection of waste paper from everyone in my office and I was on the Council’s green strategy group.
I’m fortunate enough now to live with my family in a Council house with a large garden and we try to make it as nature friendly as possible. I do composting with my children and grandchildren. I also volunteer teaching healthy cooking and eating to other parents
Hollybush in 1981 was much smaller. Now in 2019 it is far more like I imagined it would be. There’s more going on here