New lunch date for the mayor

LUNCH BREAK: Ingrid Pasteur is the new chairman of Matlock Luncheon Club
LUNCH BREAK: Ingrid Pasteur is the new chairman of Matlock Luncheon Club
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Ingrid Pasteur has taken on a new role as the chairman of Matlock Luncheon Club.

But she won’t just be a lady who lunches – Mrs Pasteur is also mayor of Darley Dale.

The club has about 130 members and meets monthly to hear from speakers on all sorts of topics including, this month, working in Antarctica.

But Mrs Pasteur has led an eventful life herself, having spent her early childhood in Germany before moving to England in 1946.

She studied German at university and trained as a teacher, then went to Uganda, where she met her husband.

They had two children and spent a year in Birmingham before crossing the world again, this time for Malaysia, before settling in Worcestershire.

During the next three decades she got involved with gardening, guiding, the Fairtrade movement and hill walking.

But after retirement she returned to Uganda for three years to train teachers.

Mrs Pasteur moved to Derbyshire in 2005 after the death of her husband.

She joined Matlock Luncheon Club the following year and, as its 48th chair, looks forward to meeting “a lot of fascinating people”.