Judith arrived in Crewkerne in May 2016. She was born in Cornwall, though her paternal grandparents were Danish. She went to the Lycee francais de Londres and met her future young husband, a subaltern in the Royal Artillery stationed in Germany, at a wedding during half-term, in February. The French call it ‘les vacances de neiges’. She did not complete her studies then, but some 16 years later she took her first degree with the Open University again stationed in Germany. For 25 years she followed the flag in many countries, Malta, Cyprus, Singapore, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, rarely in England. One posting to Birmingham allowed her to complete a PGCE specialising in teaching English to speakers of other languages, followed by a post in Nicosia, Cyprus at an Armenian boarding school with children from 32 different countries, many in war zones such as the Lebanon, Palestine, Syria.
Retirement in Brittany for her husband meant a career at two universities- Rennes and Vannes. She also completed her LLB as an external student at London University, and studied at Cambridge , Madingly College, for her qualification as an English notary.
Now she hopes to continue her studies learning about Crewkerne, its past and present, and to be a caring member of the community here.