Mary Ann Bennett was born and educated in Camberley and joined the Surrey Heath Local History Club when it was founded in 1985. She also worked for the museum in recording oral history testimonies and eventually became Assistant Curator from 1996-2008. She still gives lectures locally and in my photo above, she is third from the right.
And the uniqueness? I admit I cheated a bit to make a good, eye-catching headline – she is the only published author who has worked for the museum…..I think!