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94. Bridget Smith, chairman of St Ives Civic Society. Photo: James Bunn/CanonEOS620/Fuji Sensia 100
Bridget was born in Devizes, Wiltshire. She has a degree in Horticulture and worked as a plant pathologist at the Tropical Products Institute in London, before moving to the Nature Conservancy Council (now English Nature) at Huntingdon in 1976. She retired in 1991. She lives in Hemingford Grey where she has been chairman of the Parish Council, a co-founder of Hemingfords Branch of the Workers Educational Association, and chairman of Hemingford Grey Gardeners Society. She is currently chairman of Hemingfords Local History Society and belongs to the Cambridge University of the Third Age (Botany Group). In 1999 Bridget stepped down as chairman and footpath officer of Huntingdonshire Group of the Ramblers Association, and was elected chairman of the Civic Society of St Ives. She published 'The Reading Room Story', a history of the Hemingford Grey reading room, to celebrate its centenary in 1998. Her latest project is the history and botany of Hemingford Grey Meadow, to be published in 2000.

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