Beryl Wood

Beryl Wood was born and brought up in Kent. As a young woman she worked as secretary to the pioneering obstetrician Dr Grantly Dick-Read in Johannesburg, and on her employer's return to England her responsibilities included running the market garden interests near Petersfield.Later her career spanned pest control, caravans and catering, managing a uniquely women-only private car-hire firm and, finally, restaurant work. Beryl Wood died in 1975.