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A full life

A black and white photo of a man and a woman sitting on a sofa with their arms around each other,  in a homely setting, sith a small white dog at their feet

Mary Coventry

I will be speaking about my work, hobbies and interests and my various achievements.

I feel I have worked hard and achieved a lot in the last few years. I lived at home with my family first of all, but now I live more or less independently in a Group Home. I work at the People First Office in Croydon once a fortnight on Tuesdays, and I go to Mencap meetings in London with People First.

I enjoy writing poetry, and my other hobbies and interests are varied - they are knitting, crochet, tapestry, embroidery and collecting models and pictures of owls. I am interested in oasthouses, windmills and watermills and I am knowledgeable about things like flowers and plants and the different species of owls.

I have been on lots of different college courses over the years. These include Maths and English.

I have lots of friends and a boyfriend called John.

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Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

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