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The Oxhill News

December 2011

This months News



Dot Richards 1938 - 2011

Dot Richards was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, at a time when it was still semi-rural.  Like many girls she became very fond of horses and spent much of her spare time at local riding stables.

After school she joined the Civil Service as a secretary, later moving to join IBM in the same role.  In 1976 IBM relocated her job to Warwick and Dot and her mother moved into Amberway.  Her work at IBM became ever more responsible, including supervising the installation of their new digital telephone exchange, and she eventually retired in 1998 in the post of telecomms supervisor.

She then became even more involved with village life in Oxhill, particularly after the death of her mother in 1999.  From her earliest days in the village she went, with other villagers, to night school for sewing and knitting.  These hobbies she pursued until her illness prevented her from handling the materials.

She loved gardening, was a founder member of the Oxhill Garden Club and served for many years on the committee.  She was also a 'cataholic', never being without a cat in the house and always being willing to take on holiday duties looking after neighbours' cats.  She was a stalwart member of the carpet bowls club in Tysoe and a regular at the village coffee mornings in the Peacock.  Her contributions to scarecrow weekend were always a wonderful creation, different every year.

Dot was a true friend to many Oxhillians.  We will miss her.

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