Introducing Jean Frewn & Pat Cambridge
As part of the Framing Marks Gate series we photographed and interviewed a series of local residents and key workers who have played an interesting role on Marks Gate. Meet Jean Frewn and Pat Cambridge, both neighbours, friends and Marks Gate residents for over 50 years! They share their Marks Gate story with us.
What’s your name and age?
Jean Frewn, aged 76.
Pat Cambridge, aged 83.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
We have been neighbours and friends for many years now, we’ve almost lost count!
Jean: I’ve lived on Marks Gate for 52 years now, worked full-time for over 26 years. After retiring, I took up tap dancing in the Church hall, and reached gold medal standard. I now go to ‘Knit & Natter’ at the Community Centre.
Pat: I’m hard working, happy and try to be a good neighbour!
Why are you on Marks Gate?
Jean: I was housed here 52 years ago.
Pat: and I was housed here 58 years ago.
How long have you known Marks Gate:
Jean: 52 years
Pat: 58 years and counting!
What are your experiences of Marks Gate?
Our experiences are that there has been lots of change, some good, some bad.
Tell us a special memory that you have of Marks Gate.
Jean: My son attended school here, and was happy. He also did well!
Pat: Children trying to kick my front door in, and how caring the police and my neighbours were when this happened.
We both have really enjoyed Sadia’s ‘Tea Time Tuesdays’, please come back!
Jean Frewn with a framed silhouette that she made.
Pat Cambridge with a knitted doll that she knitted.