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Next Story. Yvette Hope was actually born in Newcastle, but moved to Australia at the age of six when her dad got a job in the early days of the computer industry.
Six years later the family moved again — this time to Papua New Guinea. And at the age of 16 she returned to England. I just reply that it's probably from a lot further south than they think. He had a garage in the Market. Place, behind what is now Trotters.
Oops — not enough room! Yvette and Mike's two children, Nichola and Jamie, arrived in the late s and when they started at Glendale playgroup Yvette ed the committee. Thus began a long and very varied 'career' of community activities in Wooler.
She became chairman of the playgroup and when the children moved to First School she ed the. The Hopes outgrew that garage and decided to build a new one — but where? There was a small plot next to their house and they did a barter deal with the local farmer: they got the plot, the farmer got a Yamaha ATV.
The garage was a successful business and once again they outgrew the premises. They asked Robert Croall of Croall Bryson's garage who owned a plot next to their garage if he would sell it to them. But the Hope family aren't just interested in garages. Yvette's husband and her brother Graeme were regular visitors at Berwick Speedway and enjoyed their Saturday night trips. So Yvette found herself involved in the day to day running of a Speedway operation along with helping run the garage — and two young children. The kids' teachers used to tell me they loved reading their diaries as they were all about their travels with the speedway and they wondered where they'd be the.
We left the speedway a couple of years later — and a lot lighter in the pockets! Yvette ed the Wooler Carnival committee for a few years and was then persuaded to a group that was resurrecting the Wooler Panto.
She'd been involved with other productions when she was in Alnwick. Husband and brother Graeme helped out with the sound — and some of the sketches. David Wilson, the panto's director, was ill one year and the cast asked Yvette to organise a show. Yvette's next project was the Fountain restoration project.
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