On 23 January the Friends will hold our annual general meeting where our chair, Pauline, will give an update on the past year's activity and we will appoint the committee for the coming year. The meeting is open to the whole community and you will be warmly welcomed.
The formal business won't take long and afterwards there will be a chance to enjoy a talk from an author and former Molesey called resident Lizzie Parker. She will speak about her new memoir A Life Lived.
Now in her eighties, Lizzie has lived a busy and eventful life and will have plenty to tell us about. Having arrived at school in England from India, she subsequently studied at RADA and toured the country as a juvenile lead. She married well-known actor Ronal Fraser, with Sean Connery in attendance as an usher.
Divorced seven years later, Lizzie married an academic and took to study herself, becoming a social worker and psycho-dramatist. She eventually moved to Greece and bought a run-down taverna and sailing club on a tiny island with no electricity or telephone which she ran with her daughter Alison. Sadly Alison was to die at the age of only 45 and, in her book, Lizzie talks about this tragic loss and how she coped.
Nowadays, although still a regular visitor to Molesey, Lizzie continues to live the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea. Come along and join us as she looks back on a fascinating life of triumphs and tragedy.