Ex-prison officer drops in to talk to Redbridge Townswomen’s Guild

PUBLISHED: 09:46 18 February 2015

Retired prison officer Pauline Martindale, front centre with members of the guild

Retired prison officer Pauline Martindale, front centre with members of the guild


Members of a women’s group learnt about the harsh realities of prison life after the group had a visit from a ex-prison officer.

The Redbridge Townswomen’s Guild welcomed Pauline Martindale to the group’s monthly meeting to give a talk on her experiences.

The group, which formed in 40 years ago in move to make women more politically active while offering fun group activities, hold its meetings and talks at the United Reformed Church Hall in Ethelbert Gardens, Gants Hill.

The group has held talks on everything from city churches to the role of women in Saudi Arabia.

Group secretary Senga Brealey said: “We offer a very interesting and varied range of subjects, and encourage people to develop new skills, support each other and enjoy taking part.”

To get involved with the Guild call 020 8989 2993.

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