I know that many of you will remember longest serving member JEAN ROWBOTHAM and of course her late husband Ernest Parr.
She is still an amazing lady in her 98th year and next year sees her 80TH YEAR as a UKA member. This is certainly a UKA record and probably unique.
During our visits she recalls the old days of the UKA and is still a delightful conversationalist. She is in a lovely retirement home and still has mobility. Her devoted daughter Miranda lives nearby and is a constant support to her. In our visits she always asks about the UKA and Conference etc.
I have just received her Christmas card in her own handwriting in which she sends greetings to all UKA members.
It would be very heartening for her if she received a Christmas card from some of her old colleagues, it would mean a great deal. We hope to visit her again over Christmas and will give her fond regards from us all.
Jean Rowbotham (Parr)
Genesis Retirement Home, 197 Peter Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8ES