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She may have been born and brought up in the south but Judy Theobald has lived in Lincolnshire for more than thirty years – "It’s home now," she says.
Her two career ambitions were to lie on the sofa all day and eat Mars bars or become a journalist but she left school at the time when girls were channeled down three career routes – teaching, nursing or secretarial. "Don't like children, can't stand blood so that only left being a secretary. I hated the training but have never regretted learning the skills," she said.
Bored with office life she turned to the streets to earn her living, becoming a London policewoman at Brixton Police Station.
Two husbands later, she found herself living in Lincolnshire where she started writing a weekly poetry column for her local paper. From there she moved on to writing advertising features before training as a reporter and then a sub-editor.
"It’s a great job for nosey parkers. I met some amazing people, interviewed everyone from the Bishop of Lincoln to the Chippendales and even went to bed with Sooty," she said. During this time she also became an after-dinner speaker, a role which now takes her all over the country.
In 1999 she became editor of Lincolnshire Life magazine, a job she loved as it gave her the opportunity to explore every aspect of the county – its history, geography, personalities, heritage and economics.
Judy's now presenting on BBC Radio Lincolnshire between 9.30 and 12.30pm each weekday.
last updated: 07/09/2009 at 17:05
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