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Susan Margaret Biddle

Sue in 1975Sue in Corfu

I was born in Marton, New Zealand in 1948. I married Roger Biddle in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1975 and have no children.

We met in Melbourne, Australia where we both worked for Hawker Siddely Brush. Roger wanted to return to the UK to be closer to his kids who had returned there with his first wife Judith after they separated and I decided to go with him. After Roger started a new company in Edinburgh we had several weeks before he had to start so we loaded the car with camping gear and headed south as far as Greece before driving up to Norway to the parent company in Ulsteinvik.

I worked as a secretary with Christian Salvesen in Edinburgh before starting a secretarial agency business with my friend Angela Hendry.

Here I am on the left in Edinburgh in the late 70's in my best rabbit fur coat at the wedding of Angela Hendry. A couple of years later we were on holiday in Corfu, the hair has grown and changed colour.

Sometime in the early 80's we were on holiday in Italy and met up with Mike and Pat Palmer at Lake Garda. Below left is me and Pat after an extensive wine tasting of Amarone at a local vineyard!

Below right is me with an unusually smart "Taffy" at my 40th Birthday celebration in 1988. Andrew Reid is in the background.

Sue at Lake Garda ItalySue's 40th Birthday party

We moved to South Petherton, Somerset in 1990 and owned a business together called Provender Delicatessen which we sold in 2005 when we bought the Dutch Barge, Harmonie II. In 2015 we sold the Barge and lived in Bridgnorth, Shopshire from 2013 to 2015 when we moved to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. In October 2018 we moved to Tauranga in New Zealand.

Sue died from cancer on May 10th 2020.

Created on January 5rd, 2022

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