Sheila Bradshaw at a quiz night, to raise funds for the Village Hall. Sheila made a very generous donation to the Village for the establishment of a village hall, and this was used to acquire and convert the existing W.I. Hall.
Sheila, who will be 90 this year, was the daughter of Leslie Church, chairman of Church & Co shoe makers. The family acquired Broomhill in 1935 and saw it requisitioned during the war to become, eventually, a hospital. Apart from Broomhill, Sheila has lived in many of the houses in the village, including Spratton Hall and Dale House in Yew Tree Lane.
Her first husband was Colonel Ashley and many people still know her by this name rather than her second husband's, Graham Bradshaw.
Sheila has always been involved in village activities, starting the Girl Guides in the 1930s and being on the organising committee for the summer fete after the war in the 1940s. She and her mother planted many of the trees around the village and in the churchyard