- Neil Bowerman Neil was born in London and moved to
Pocklington in 1984. Moving on to Swanland in 2016. A widower
from 2003, Neil is soon to be remarried to Joanne. All the children
have left home and started producing grandchildren. Now retired,
Neil worked as an Industrial Photographer and for the last 30
years for Rowntrees in a variety of roles. This included writing
computer simulations and teaching problem solving as a Lean
Six Sigma practitioner.
Joanne and Neil do a lot of
dancing, principally Modern Jive and have recently starting
learning Ballroom. Enthusiastic member of the South Cave and
the Wolds Rotary Club, because of all the fascinating people
you meet from all walks of life. Despite having to get a proper
job when a mortgage was required, the love of pictures and photography
has never gone away.
Garbutt was born and bred
in West Hull and spent his latter formative years at Hull
Trinity House Navigation School. A career in the British Merchant
Navy spanning over forty years culminated in command with
P&O Ferries on the Hull to Zeebrugge service.
Retiring sixteen years ago he is Secretary of the East Yorkshire
committee of Seafarers UK, member of the Humber Port Welfare
committee, charity steward of the de la Pole Lodge of Freemasons
and actively pursuing local community engagement.
Russ has lived in the village of Swanland for over forty years,
is married to Gillian and they have two grown up daughters
living in neighbouring villages.
Secretary - Chris Page grew
up in Cwmbran, South Wales, and worked for a computer development
company for several years.
She is married to Andy and
they have 2 children, a son 29, who is married, and a daughter
25, who live and work in different parts of the UK. They have
moved, with Andy’s career, to several places in this
country, spent a short period in the USA and moved to Swanland
17 years ago.
Chris retired in 2018, having
worked in school admin for a number of years. Whilst being
at home when the children were young, she had part-time admin
jobs and been involved in a couple playgroups and Parent Teacher
Associations (Both Primary and Secondary).
Chris enjoys reading and
lots of crafts, including knitting, sewing and card making.
is a Hull man, and has lived in Swanland for
a number of years.
He has had a career in the
motor trade and presently is a manager with a large motor
group in Leeds.
His interests include golf
and the RNLI Hessle branch where he is very active, having
supported the RNLI by running in the Dublin Marathon and The
Great North Run and by abseiling from the Humber Bridge.
- Marion Riley is originally from Nottinghamshire
but she has lived in Swanland for many years. She is married
to Brendan and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.
She had a successful career in teaching and, in 1989 was appointed
Head of Physical Education and Community Tutor at Wilberforce
in 2005 and is now involved in many organisations. Together
with her husband she has been Chair and Vice Chair of Swanland
Twinning Association for the past 4 years. She is a very active
person, enjoying all outdoor pursuits. She carried the baton
during the 2002 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay.
Born in Radstock Somerset, brought up in Bristol
and attended Bristol Cathedral School.
He is married with three children and six grand-children and
moved to Swanland in 1978.
Over thirty-five years’
experience in the petrochemical and construction industry, working
on numerous projects in the UK and overseas. Keith is now retired.
Janie Thoresby was born in Hampton, Middlesex moving
on to a farm in Skerne, near Driffield as a 7 yr old. August
1963 was the start of a 54 nursing career working in hospitals
in East Yorkshire, Shropshire, South Wales and private hospitals
in Hull as a Ward Sister.
When Janie retired May 2017 she became a City of Culture volunteer,
a role she still fulfils along with volunteering for Reading
rooms and the Pearson Park project.
When her grandsons were small she went
into St Andrew's School, Kirk Ella to listen
to year 1 reading as she had done when her children were there.
Family and friends are very dear to Janie
Hobbies are paper crafts and mixed media, china painting and
walking her 2 dogs
to Swanland with her husband eleven years ago having been
relocated from Scotland when she started working in Hull.
She is employed in the pensions industry and has been a pensions
manager in occupational pension arrangements for many years
and with several large employers in the UK.She is currently
also a trustee director of four occupational pension schemes.
has a business law degree and am a Fellow of the Pensions
Management Institute. She
recently moved to part-time working and is now taking time
to meet other residents in Swanland and take part as much
as she can in the running of the Village Hall whilst spending
more time with her husband.
grew up in South Wales and started work in the steel industry
near Newport after university. Andy, his wife Chris and 2 children
have moved to several places in the UK as his career progressed
in the steel industry, including a short period in the USA.
The family moved to Swanland in 2003.
was able to take early retirement in July 2016 but has carried
on doing a small amount of consultancy work for a variety of
companies. Andy has been married to Chris for 33 years and they
have 2 children, a son, 29, who is married and a daughter 25.
Their children live and work in different parts of the UK. Andy
enjoys most sports and does some running (jogging!) for fitness
and plays golf for frustration! Andy also does some local volunteering
including Hull City of Culture.