Stella Stickland

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HISTORY

Stella Golds was born in Worthing in 1946, the youngest of three daughters of Clarence Septimus Golds and Joan Caroline Golds (nee Gratwicke).
She was educated at Worthing County Secondary Modern School, Worthing.
She worked for Bentalls the Department Store in Worthing, where she hoped to be trained as a buyer.
Then became receptionist/clerk for Bowles and Stevens, the Solicitors.
Later was statistics clerk for Cimco, a carpet accessory manufacturer at Lancing, West Sussex.

She married in 1965. After a brief time in Rayleigh, Essex, the family moved back to Worthing, and several years later moved to Sedlescombe, near Battle in East Sussex.

Divorced in 1981, Stella started a building and property development company, buying large Victorian properties, renovating and restoring them, and converting them into quality apartments. She was a Member of the Federation of Master Builders. She then had furniture shops (antique and modern), and a property letting and management company.

She married Mike Stickland in 1988. Stella has two sons, two stepsons and an adopted daughter. She and Mike have ten grandchildren.

Stella was a member of White Lodge, The College of Psychotherapeutics (now the Centre of New Directions) based in Tunbridge Wells.
Studied Health & Social Care at Open University.
Qualification: Cert H.S.C. (Open) - Health & Social Care.
Member of the Institute of Master Builders.
She was at one time the Chairman of the Rye and District Labour Party.

She is passionately interested in healing, complementary medicine, all aspects of building and restoration, and politics. She specialises in food allergies and healthy eating regimes which can reduce weight significantly.

Other interests include gardening, interior design, reading and history (especially the life of Anne Boleyn, and the Reformation).
Stella has travelled extensively.