Patsy Mott (née Tyler)
I am a proper Essex girl.
I am a proper Essex girl born in Northumberland Avenue, Laindon in 1945. My father’s family came from Billericay, Stock, Halstead, Castle Hedingham and Gosforth all in Essex. My mother came from New Cross and further back her roots were from Dorset and Scotland.
The family moved to Powell Road in Laindon to a brand new house in 1948 and today still occupied by our daughter & son-in law so has been in our family over the past 55years.
I went to Markhams Chase School from 1950-1956 then Laindon High Road School until 1960.
I then trained in London making hand made silk lampshades then moved to working in Hamlet Court Road Westcliff-on-Sea where I worked managing, designing and making lampshades in two retail premises until we married in 1966.
We moved to London where our two children were born. I taught Needlework & Dressmaking in Adult Education for the London Borough of Newham for 4 years before moving back to Laindon in 1970. I continued to teach here in Laindon until 1979 when we started our own company, working from home as this also allowed me to bring up our family.
I have worked over many years doing voluntary teaching in local schools mainly infant and junior children. My interests are Needlework, all lacemaking, Pottery and Art, Photography, Gardening, Local and Natural History, Cycling and walking.