Catherine Martindale has been a resident of Reading for over twenty years. Most of her career has been working with local businesses and charities in the Reading area. She is a former member of the Reading Borough Council communications team and previously worked for the Reading Chronicle. More recently, Catherine took a career break to bring up her family and improve her qualifications. She now has a degree in History and English and an MA in Renaissance Texts from the University of Reading. In addition, she gained valuable volunteering experience at a local museum and with a child literacy charity.
Gifted with a highly nosey streak, she is very inquisitive about most things but her primary interests are local heritage and child welfare. She is delighted to inform and encourage volunteers to consider the opportunities available in these areas. She also has a large collection of Rupert Bear artefacts dating from the 1940s. If you make the mistake of asking her, she will tell you all about them.