Christine Finlow (1923 – 2018) was born on 3 February in Stafford. She was an only child but had a great many aunts, uncles and cousins. She grew up in Milford near Cannock Chase. Despite doing well in school she left at 14 to work – but she followed her love of art by attending art school several evenings a week. During World War Two, she worked as a draughtsman for British Reinforced Concrete by day, whilst serving in the Home Guard by night. After the war, she met her husband Ken, giving birth to their daughter Jill in 1957. She later worked for the Planning Department at Staffordshire County Council. Throughout her life she had a passion for art, especially painting with watercolours. She adored walking on Cannock Chase with Ken, and with her dog Sophie after Ken passed in 1992.