Miss October on the original Calendar and Miss August
on the 2004 Calendar. Married to Ian, with 2 children,
Micky (24), Lizzi (26). Trained as a diagnostic radiographer
at Sunderland Royal Infirmary.
Moved to Skipton in 1973 and then to the village of
Cracoe in 1984, where she became friends with Ros
Fawcett(November) and Angela Baker(February).
At Angela's suggestion Tricia joined Rylstone & District
WI in 1985. She became an active member, entering
WI competitions and serving as Treasurer for 2 years.
Ian and Tricia became great friends of Angela and
her husband John. Their children babysat for Lizzi
John was Lizzi's mentor during her time at Liverpool
University. He supported her with her studies and
actively helped with her dissertation on Sustainability.
In October 1997, Lizzi went travelling, with John's
encouragement. When in February 1998, John was diagnosed
with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He insisted she stayed
in Australia and he would see her after her trip when
he recovered from the disease.
After John's death, it was Tricia's idea to produce
the Alternate WI Calendar in memory of John and to
raise funds for Leukaemia research.
Throughout the course of the calendar, Tricia kept
a diary of letters to Lizzi, which chronicled the
events of that amazing time. That diary became a book,
published by Pan Macmillan entitled Calendar Girl.
Thinking the calendar would be over by January 2000,
Tricia embarked on a course to become a Body Control
Pilates teacher. She now runs classes from her studio