I’ve lived most of my life in Cambridge, but moved to Stapleford when I retired 12 years ago. My career was mainly in education. I taught for two years at Whittlesford Primary School and then left to have my three children. While they were growing up, I was a landlady for the Bell School of Languages and am still in touch with many of the students who stayed with us. I then worked for the Oxford & Cambridge Schools Examination Board and ran several A Level subjects. When it was merged with the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in the early 1990s, I took over the running of GCSE History for schools in the UK. I retired from the Syndicate in January 2011. I love living in Stapleford and hearing the bells of the beautiful medieval church of St Andrew’s. I feel passionate about protecting the countryside around the village and am determined to do all I can to preserve it.