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Tributes & MessagesJean Spence

I remember Julia in the early 1980s leading a drama session with an ‘Intermediate Treatment’ group. She was showing six wild Sunderland boys how to be trees . Never had I seen this bunch of 15 year olds so concentrated in their attention, so determined to be the best trees that they could for her.

Julia made us sing and laugh and speak poetry when we never intended to. She made each one of us feel special, but she was the special one.

Love to you as always — I shall think of you sliding on a double rainbow.

Jean Spence