Anne was born in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, on October 3rd, 1951 and was educated at Pontefract Girls High School and the University of East Anglia where she gained a BA degree. She is the youngest of a family of eight (five brothers and two sisters)
After leaving university Anne trained to become a careers officer and worked in Chester before moving to Norfolk when she married Peter on July 24th, 1976 in Knottingley Parish Church.
Christopher Owen was born on February 24th, 1982 and Matthew David on January 10th, 1984. After staying at home to raise the boys, Anne trained as a teacher and taught at Woodside School in Hethersett and Cringleford School before taking early retirement. She still does supply teaching on a regular basis at Cringleford.
Like her husband, Anne is very involved in the local community and has fulfilled a number of functions at Hethersett Methodist Church including chair of a fundraising committee, steward and member of the church council. She has also been chair of Hethersett Churches Together and raised funds for NCH (Action for Children). She is currently chair of Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club's social committee and has a number of hobbies including reading and walking.
Photographs of Anne's family are available by clicking here.
Press Coverage of Anne's charity visit to Latvia can be read by clicking here
Photographs of Anne are available here