5th February 2021

We want you to learn more about our amazing volunteers. So… this week our brilliant volunteer Val is going to tell you a little bit about themself.


Where were you born and raised?
Born in Hull, lived in Anlaby and Market Weighton.


What is one of your best memories from childhood?
Enjoying the freedom of being out with friends all day long and never needing to be ‘entertained’ by parents, we made our own fun! Before school, the queues of children on the fields keeping the kettle boiling as we took it in turns to slide as far as we could on the ice between the furrows until the school bell and everyone ran into class.


What was/is your job?
I was a secretary and then trained as a Nursery/Primary teacher in my 30’s. I now do research for the Community Museum at the Guildhall, and take people on walks around Beverley, talking about local history.


What is one of your best memories from your working life?
When I retired I was overwhelmed by the appreciation and gifts from parents.


Do you have any hobbies you enjoy?
Reading, writing, painting, yoga, Zumba, walking, singing in two groups, gardening and travelling.


What is your favourite song?
‘Running up that Hill’ by Kate Bush 🤩


What do you normally do when volunteering your time to the theatre?
FOH and cleaning.


What is one of your best memories from volunteering with ERT?
Before we opened, getting stuck in with cleaning and painting and seeing the building evolve into our Theatre.


And finally, what has been your favourite ERT production?
Pirates of Penzance.



Thank you for everything you do Val!

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