The eldest of three daughters of a Greek family originally from Melenikon, born April 17, 1930, she experienced as a schoolgirl the German occupation of Greece from 1941-44. As she showed early musical promise she studied violin and singing in the conservatoires of Salonica and Athens. She read English Literature at Salonica University 1952-4. She studied English language partly under the tuition of her future husband, and has since added Russian.
She has been a doctor's receptionist since 1977, now practice manager and a teacher of Modern Greek (Adult Education, Inner London Education Authority) since 1978. She has played frequently in London Borough amateur orchestras since 1971 and appeared on occasions in the performances of the Brent Opera Society.
Reprinted from: Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988 unpublished manuscript.