Irene Power-Leach




My sole aim in belonging to Ecademy is to support my son, Thomas Power, Ecademy Chairman, and his wife Penny Power, Ecademy Founder. It is also interesting to know what all of you are doing in your various business directions. I have attended a Farnham meeting of Ecademy and may attend one in the Salisbury area when it is set up. In my younger days, after Grammar School, I was a Tax Officer with the Inland Revenue, followed by a short spell as a model for a bit of light relief. Then I found an outlet for my artistic leanings as a Display Artist, which was great, as I am very creative. After rearing our 4 children, a talented bunch, (Hotelier, Beautician, Jewellery Designer, Ecademy Director) we bought a Sub-Post Office and another empty shop which I built up from scratch to become a successful Fashion Boutique. On retirement I took a City and Guilds Textile Design Course and had an Art Deco Quilt shown on HTV Wales. I have designed and made dozens of quilts, wallhangings and framed textile memorabilia. I have now published my book LOVE NEVER GIVES UP available on Amazon, a long explicit read starting in the 1930's, depicting life in Nottingham, Newark, Birmingham, Dorking, Chepstow and Salisbury. Trials and tribulations, affairs of the heart, looking for God ! It's all in there! 650 pages, printed beautifully by Ecademy Press.