Joyce Rimmer obituary

My friend Joyce Rimmer, who has died aged 87, was a social worker and probation officer who spent her adult life campaigning for justice.

Joyce was born in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, and grew up nearby in Hillesley, where her parents, Nellie (nee Carter) and Lionel Bennett, were farmers. After attending Katharine Lady Berkeley’s grammar school in Wotton-under-Edge she took a history degree at Bristol University and then studied social work at the London School of Economics.

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