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Amber Lloyd obituary Medicine | The Guardian

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Amber Lloyd obituary Medicine | The Guardian


Amber Lloyd obituary

Posted: 05 Jan 2017 05:14 AM PST

My grandmother Amber Lloyd, who has died aged 95, was a founder member of the National Childbirth Trust and the creator of the charity Relaxation for Living.

Amber and her brother, Aubrey, were born and brought up in London, the children of Sylvia and Sunny Wallace Barr. Her father, a former accountant, had made his fortune manufacturing the aeroplane adhesive known as dope. The family spent summers at Seaview in the Isle of Wight, where, aged 17, Amber met Desmond Lloyd. His family disapproved, so the two married in secret in 1941 when Desmond was on leave from the navy in the second world war. Amber survived a bombing that killed her parents, and a fire that burned down the Devon farm to which she decamped.

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