Richard C Godlee DL

Richard was born in Alderley Edge and was educated at Bedales School and the Royal Manchester College of Music. He married Alison Haworth in 1958 and completed National Service serving with REME.

He began his working career in the family textile business of Simpson and Godlee before working in Wines and Spirits with Sharp and Scott and then in Insurance. Richard is an Honorary Member of the Royal Northern College of Music and was a Director of Manchester Midday Concerts Society, Chairman, and then President of the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society and Deputy Chairman of the Halle Concert Society. Richard also served on the Manchester and Salford Council of Social Services Manchester and Salford Family Welfare Association amongst others. Richard lists his Interests as including playing the cello, gliding and sailing.