Thinking of Amy, I am transported back to the Ladies’ Staff Room at Ernest Bailey Grammar School, Matlock. In the early 1970s I was a young teacher starting my first job. Amy was very welcoming; warm and vivacious she was always ready for a chat whether it be about the joys and trials of classroom teaching or about the latest novel she was reading. When I bought my first bungalow, Amy invited me to choose what plants I would like from her rockery. My thoughts are with her family. Fond memories, Ruth Barnes
In loving memory of Amy Rowlands who sadly passed away on 2nd March 2020, aged 86 years. Loved and missed by her family and friends.
In these unprecedented times, it has clearly been inappropriate to all gather for a traditional service. If you would like to leave a few words, light a candle or place a picture in memory of Amy, please do so, it is possible to see everyone’s comments. So, it provides some opportunity to re-create the traditional wake style conversations that are helpful after a service, to remember and laugh with friends and family.
Many of you will know that Amy loved her talking books and they were indeed a lifeline for her, so should you wish to make a donation, the chosen charity is Calibre audio library, which is a national charity lending free audio books for anyone who is print disabled.