One Place Women #1 Lydia Trillo

At the start of March's One Place Women blogging prompts, I was saddened to read of the death of Lydia Jane Patterson, nee Trillo.

Lydia was born in 1950, the second daughter of Ernest and Nora Trillo. Her family lived for a while at the Red Lion Hotel in Higher Cloughfold, just across the road from Springhill. She attended Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, leaving in 1968 and was house captain for her house, Brook. On leaving BRGS Lydia initially trained as a teacher and taught in Keighley, St Helens and Southport. She then retrained in computer sciences at Cheltenham and Gloucester College, working in a number of places in the Gloucester area including GCHQ before becoming Senior Lecturer in Computing and IT at Wolverhampton University. She then pursued her computing career in Orange County, California, where she died on 14 February 2021.

Lydia married William Patterson in 1977 in the Hyndburn and Rossendale RD.


(Some of this material is taken from Lydia's obituary in the Rossendale Free Press, 26/2/21.)