Quite by chance, while putting together this issue of MOOR we ended up with two very contrasting stories about women in the world of entertainment. Our history feature tells the tale of the Heatonian who married the ‘king of slapstick’ at the end of the 19th century, whilst our interview is with a currently LA based local lass who is striving for her own ‘showbiz’ success story. How different these two Heatons women’s lives. Our All Change feature is about another remarkable woman, who has set up her own socially-conscious, luxury activewear company. Whilst in our Class Act feature we meet a woman working to help shape the development of our youngest Heatonians. As, it’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, we hope that a read of this issue of MOOR provides a small taster of the varied and impressive lives of local women.
If you are wondering why I make no mention of the current situation with regards to Covid-19, it’s because as I write this, I have no idea what our situation will be by the time this issue of MOOR drops through your door. I can only hope that you are able to shop locally, use local trades people, visit our hairdressers and gyms, and enjoy our local bars, cafes and restaurants again, all of which need our support more than ever as we head further into 2021. Whatever the situation, the message remains the same: be sensible, be safe, help each other and the wider community and where possible and allowed, support our local retailers and businesses.
From the whole of the MOOR team