Penny learnt to ring in 1989 at St John's Brisbane and was taught by local ringer Reg Toze. She was introduced to ringing by a friend when she went along to watch one evening and ended up hooked by the end of the practice! Since then she has rung around 800 peals.
Penny was tower captain at St Mary's cathedral, Sydney for two years before moving to London where she has lived for 16 years. She joined the Cumberlands in 1997 and was Assistant Secretary from 2002 to 2007,Secretary from 2009 to 2011 and Librarian from 2011 to 2013. She was tower captain at St Martin in the Fields for two years from 2005.
Penny worked as a professional singer before moving to London and has performed in the Sydney Opera House and on international tours. She now works as a research manager for GfK in Canary Wharf and sings at St Giles, Cripplegate.
3b Vicars Hill, Ladywell, London SE13 7JB
Tel: 07734 960 808
Email: Penny Sharpe
What does the Assistant Secretary do?
The Assistant Secretary works closely with the Hon Sec to help with the administration of the Society. Commonly this involves keeping membership lists up-to-date and making the Society's social events work by booking people, venues and collecting money. The assistant secretary is often to be found persuading people to come to an event, pressing people to confirm their intentions and pay their money!