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Sylvia Rowbottom was born in Sheffield in 1928, and came south on marriage.  After raising three children, she pursued a career as a childcare team clerk for Social Services.  

On retirement at sixty-five, Sylvia studied with Open University, gaining a First in Humanities in 1999.  In the same year, she began studying poetry with Julia Casterton at City Lit.  Her work is now published in various poetry magazines.

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