THE FIREBIRDS COMMITTEE
Vicky is a graduate of London University. She worked in IT briefly before finding it much more interesting to concentrate on bringing up her 3 children, now adults. In recent years she has been doing voluntary teaching work in an infants’ school. She spends much of her time knitting, reading and cooking. She was Mistress Weaver in 2016 and is now a Liveryman of the Basketmakers.
Born and living in West Sussex, a true Virgo, still striving for perfection! Worked for NatWest Bank on leaving school, also working for a Lloyds Motor Insurance Syndicate. For the past 30 years, working in family business selling Laundry and Dry Cleaning Equipment. Married to Paul, Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Launderers. 2 children and 2 step-children and 3 Grandchildren. A keen photographer, caravanner and car enthusiast, owning an MGB GT and Porsche Boxster.
Secretary (Fan Makers)
Rue’s career spanned many roles in the medical profession from Nurse, Midwife Family Planning, Counselor and Fund Raiser. Her interests range from the more specialised – Painting on China, the Bentley Drivers Club and Naval Charities – to those enjoyed by many in the livery movement, bridge, golf, travel, reading, and not forgetting good food and wine! Rue is married with 3 children. 2 grand children.
Since I married I have been the sole female in an ever expanding family of males. My husband is the youngest of three brothers, we have two sons and three grandsons. I can safely say that the name Moss is not going to die out in the foreseeable future!! I am addicted to sport, film and The Archers. I have never knowingly said No to a gin and tonic. If I had to take one record to my desert island it would be ‘Banks of Green Willow’ by George Butterworth, closely followed by ‘The Masochism Tango’ by Tom Lehrer. This probably says more about me than anything else!! My book would be the Oxford Book of Humorous Quotations edited by Frank Muir and my luxury would be, of course, a never-ending flow of Gin and tonic!!
Born in Bavaria, I came to London on a student exchange in 1969, went back to live in Munich for a few years, but returned to set up home in London. I certainly didn’t think then that I would be Mistress Mason 2015/16. The last 18 years of my working life were spent as a part time Gift Aid Administrator for a Grammar School Foundation Charity. Now my time is taken up by trying to stay healthy, enjoying our two grandchildren and singing in a couple of choirs. I love to relax watching films and reading books that make me either laugh or cry, or both. I also enjoy going to the opera and concerts.
Web-Site (Framework Knitters)
Works in the financial sector – and a liveryman of the International Bankers – providing training and consultancy in corporate cash management and payment systems. His work takes him to all parts of the world – sounds glamorous but the sequence of airport, hotel and office is remarkably similar the world over. When not at 35,000 feet, he likes to maintain a modicum of fitness through running and ran the London Marathon in 2018 for the Samaritans as well as the more leisurely pursuits of golf, gardening and photography. Then undoes the good work with a relaxing G&T. A recent empty-nester with two children working in London and Nottingham, and currently is consort to Sheriff Liz Green.
Born and raised in the outskirts of London, my career began in publishing. I led a management buyout from the Daily Mail Group in 2008, transforming the company into a tech business.
In addition to being Mistress Turner, I have also been Mistress Arts Scholars. I am a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers, liveryman of the Arts Scholars and Chairman of the Livery Picture Book Committee When not serving the Livery, my husband and I love to travel and to entertain. We both play croquet (not too viciously!) and to relax I love nothing more than sitting by a pool soaking up the sun - with a G&T in hand.
Committee Member (Farmers)
Proud to be a Cornish girl! Qualified as a teacher in 1974 and taught for nearly 40 years, a career that gave me many different experiences from Cheltenham Ladies College through to home schooling excluded pupils .. and all stops in between. I was a keen sportswoman until the body started objecting so now have to content myself with walking the dog, playing gentle tennis and gardening. On retirement I retrained as a Samaritan (having first become one in my twenties).
Married to Thomas - Past Master Farmer- we enjoy a crazy busy ‘retirement’ life in Warwickshire with four rescue hens, two young horses and a Dalmatian dog.
Committee Member (Broderers)
I am a country girl at heart and have lived in Hampshire on the family farm for most of my life. I was a farm secretary before marrying a naval officer with whom I have travelled far and wide. It is through him that I am a Firebird. I have 4 children and 10 Grandchildren and have been the District Commissioner for our Branch of the Pony Club for the past 24 years.