Pamela Erskine obituary | Books
My mother, Pamela Erskine, who passed away at the age of 87, was a writer at work and was a clear example of the faith that follows after people can make a group into a better world.
Born in London, the sound of the Bow Bells, to Thomas Bowell and his wife, Mariam (nee Parsons), who was doing housework, Pamela had a military background that was known for moving home and school because of her father’s police work and family. destroyed by a bomb. He disrupted his education, however, only reassuring him of the importance of education and the opportunity for everyone, all walks of life.
At a young age he got a job in the South London Library, and later used this to find a job in managing a children’s library, first in Lanarkhire and then in Scottish Borders town of Hawick. There, he set aside hours for reading to children, ensuring that they should be allowed to borrow more than one book, as well as visiting groups from children’s authors.
There he met Andrew Erskine, another librarian who worked as a librarian. She was married in 1958. She became a history teacher.
In the 70’s and 80’s, Pamela also gained political prominence as a representative of the library staff. He was a staunch opponent of the effects of Thatcherite’s policies, especially when it brought about a radical change in the attitude of civil servants, or cutting off branch budgets. She was deeply influenced by the huge disparities in gender pay and career advancement and became an amazing conversationalist. Immediately, seeing this, Pamela returned to studies with Open University. While struggling with family life, working and studying, she graduated with a degree in economics in the 1980’s.
After retiring in 1989, Pamela moved to Edinburgh, a city that gave her the opportunity to rekindle her love of art. With Andrew, he traveled extensively in Europe. While age means that travel overseas becomes more difficult, Pamela regained her focus on participatory farming, where she helped create beautiful leaves, flowers and beautiful shrubs.
Pamela was diagnosed with a heart condition at the age of 70. This was well managed by cardiologists, GPs, and district nurses, to keep them active.
Pamela is survived by Andrew, his children, Adam and I, and his grandchildren Andrew, Joseph and Thomas.