Ann Mason Stone
Ann Mason Stone was born on the 28 June 1919 in Gateshead to Janet and James Scott the youngest sibling to Grace, Janet and Jimmy. Ann left school at fourteen to work as a comptometer operator for Sinclair, the cigarette company. In 1943 Ann married Ron Stone who worked at the Vickers factory and they had three children, Brian (1944), David (1945) and Ken (1948). Moving to London, Ron bought a shop and Ann became the postmistress of Well Hall Road sub-post office in Eltham. The business grew until the family had six shops and a wholesale warehouse. Originally living above the shop, after the boys left home, Ann and Ron bought their first house in Blackheath. Joining the local Blackheath and Greenwich Bowls Club, Ann became an outstanding bowls player, winning trophies not only at the Club, but also at County, England and British Isles competitions. As an active member of the Club she became Lady Captain, then Lady President and also Ladies President of Kent. After Ron’s death in 2005, Ann moved to Wales, ending her days at Awel Tywi, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.