About your hosts Angela and Barry

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Angela and Barry have been together for 24 years, married thirteen years ago—finally goaded into it by offspring and friends ("I want to buy a new hat so hurry up and get married").

They have lived in Dyers House for the past fourteen years and regard its renovation as a labour of love.

Barry and Angela Hawkins

Angela has many years of experience in the hotel and airline industries, having been a Class 1 flight attendant for British Airways. In New Zealand she has been marketing manager for an international hotel chain and more recently she worked with top executives and parliamentary personnel promoting air charter operations. All this whilst running her own equestrian bespoke tailoring business and raising two lovely daughters, Clare who is a pilot, currently working with NZ Civil Aviation Authority, and Paula who is a primary school teacher.

Barry worked in clinical R&D for a pharmaceutical company in many countries before migrating to New Zealand and promoting the use of Apple computers in secondary & tertiary education.

He was co-founder/owner of a highly successful tertiary training college which was sold after ten years of growth and innovation. A lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur (go Spurs), Barry also finds entertainment these days in the successes of the Canterbury Crusaders.

He has three children; Colin is a glassblower with his own highly successful art glass studio  (LocoGlass in Cirencester), Carole is a qualified accountant while Sophie, having attained her Masters degree, is now assistant curator at the Old Speech Room and Gallery Museum at Harrow School.



Dyers House
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