Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Local Faces - Kay Mellor OBE

Continuing the theme of people working in the media.

Kay Mellor married Anthony when she was 16 and has two children, Yvonne and Gaynor. She wanted to run a playgroup so took a child psychology course then went on to study O and A levels and to Drama College at Bretton Hall. When Kay had finished studying she supported the family while Anthony qualified to work with children with learning difficulties. Her first work in the media was as an actress in 'Albion Market' then she started script writing, her works including 'Band of Gold', 'Coronation Street', 'A Passionate Woman', 'Albion Market' and 'Fat Friends'.
Her daughter Gaynor often appears in her dramas, which used to confuse me. I hadn't realised she had a daughter and just thought Kay was wearing well, sorry both.

Kay is Patron of the Tapestry.

The piece was machine embroidered by Jackie Ford, a member of TAG

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