On Wednesday the participants from Real Democracy Australia visited a local identity in Albion Rd Bridgewater, Mrs Booth who has been living in Bridgewater for the past twenty years. She is no longer involved in community activities but manages to keep busy in her magnificent rose garden. When asked how many varieties she had Mrs Booth replied well over 100, and which ones were her favourites the David Austin are an old variety with a beautiful perfume. When asked what was her inspiration to begin and continue her garden Mrs Booth said the grandchildren had similar names to many of the roses so I just kept planting.
Real Democracy has pruned her roses for the last three years. Even after a loss of mobility plus some time in hospital Mrs Booth can still be seen on her hands and knees weeding and removing rubbish. Any help in this area would be greatly welcomed I’m sure! Her unit has been converted into a Christmas wonderland which had all of us gasping in delight. It has taken Mrs Booth a month to install. It is truly any child’s Christmas dream with snow covered forests bustling miniature villages complete with lighting of course.
This interview was conducted by Sam Schofield, Justin Brain, Aidan Silver and Rebecca Morgan (left to right in the photo below) and this article was submitted by Sam Schofield as part of Real Democracy Training and Skill Development Program.