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Introduction and Brenda's Memories

About Brenda Jean Parker (formerly Hunt) nee Heathcote.

Brenda was born in 1942 and spent the first 42 years of her life in West Hallam, then moved to Ilkeston, Awsworth and Heanor.

She was educated at West Hallam Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Junior and Infants mixed schools and Ilkeston Grammar School

Her Qualifications are – BA (Hons), Chartered librarian, qualified adult tutor working at local colleges.

Parents Leslie Richard and Joan Kathleen Heathcote.

Hobbies:  Music. Played the piano from the age of 7.  Played the horn, baritone and euphonium with local brass and concert bands.  Currently a playing member of the Nottinghamshire Police Band.  Performed in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Arts and crafts of all kinds, gardening, flower arranging, reading, local history, bobbin lace making, embroidery and researching into family histories.

Brenda’s interest in the local history was sparked off by Miss Clark, the headmistress at the junior school.
She has a love of languages and European travel, particularly in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Brenda is married to Brian with one son, Alistair Ian who was educated at Scargill Primary and Hallcroft schools.

My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Brenda for sharing her photographs with us and her scrap book cuttings, all of which she has accumulated over a number of years.

I am very privileged to have been given permission to create this section of the website in order for us all to share her wonderful memories and her amazing photographs.

Both her parents and Brenda gave so much to West Hallam and this section is a worthy tribute to them all.




Brenda's Parents


Mr Heathcote As Mayor


Mrs and Mr Heathcote 1987

Article Shown in the WHM Magazine of May 1982.

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