Barbara Shand who died on 12th June 2020 joined SI Beckenham (now SI Bromley) in 1988. She had combined the career of teaching children with special needs, an active family life and a concern for disadvantaged people.
Her amused, slightly self-deprecating manner when raising issues at club meetings concealed considerable thought and analysis. More recently she ‘specialised’ in the activities, or lack of them, of the local NHS.
Her home was full of books and it was due to her that we have a Book group currently reading its 127th book. She will be remembered as a loyal, warm, kind friend who cared.