Born in Nottingham in 1927, Jean qualified as a primary school teacher
Jean was born in Nottingham in 1927.
She qualified as a primary school teacher in 1946 and taught for 3 years in a coalmining district of the city of Nottingham looking after a reception class of about 50 children.
In 1949 Jean’s parents moved to Hawes, Wensleydale. Jean taught at the school in West Burton. There were only 2 teachers and the classroom was divided by a curtain.
Jean married Jesse in 1953. They moved to the town of Beith, in Ayrshire, as Jesse was working for Rolls Royce in Glasgow.
After a varied career (which included bringing up four sons) Jean “retired”, with Jesse, to the Cowal peninsula, Argyll, where she continued to teach art and music.
They lived at Otter Ferry (north of Kilfinan) and then at Millhouse, near Tignabruaich. Jean died in 2014.