Thinking about yourself as the young woman in this photo, what did you think life held in store for you?
I was born in 1940 and my early life, for me, was set out by my parents, one did as one was told and I guess one didn’t have many choices in life. One didn’t have a choice of what to eat, what to wear, where to go etc. It was how things were. I didn’t question it because I knew no alternative. Therefore, the first time in my life that I had to make a proper choice was how to chose a career. I wasn’t very good at that! I really had no idea of what the future held for me. I actually don’t think that I thought about it. This is a very honest statement from me.
What advice would you give your younger self now about being young and growing older?
I would advise her to think for herself at every opportunity. To be assertive. To believe in herself and be confident.