Biography and C.V. born 1946
Before the birth of her first son, Zoe worked as chief cashier at Martins Bank in Stafford ( Manager Mr Cripwell). During her marriage Zoe worked for The Office of Population Census and Surveys as a freelance interviewer.
She also volunteered as the treasurer of the Family Planning Association and Townswomens Guild. She also studied with the Open University for a Humanities degree A100,A201,A101.ree, taking an interest in art history and literature a life long interest. She
has certificates for teaching literacy skills which she used while living in London.
Zoe has always taken voluntary positions to help in the community.
Zoe moved to London in 1983 to live with her parents at Colherne Court, London, SW5 she later
moved to a flat in Eardley Crescent, Earl's Court, London.
She has a brother Warwick John Grigg who owns the company www.telanova.com and a half sister Penny S Stephens (nee Rogers)
She met John A Ainsworth
in 1989, They lived together as partners in Ealing W5 until 2000 when they married. They both became Quaker attenders in 1990. They are happily married and now live in Somerset. John has a son and a daughter from his previous marriage and five grandchildren.
Zoe worked in London on a temping basis at The Science Museum, and The British Medical Association ( 1 year), before a permanent job in the Central Office of Information where she worked for nine years. She retired from there on medical grounds having
had an invasive operation on her left shoulder which caused massive pain issues.
(recently a MRI scan revealed a hitherto unknown large benign tumour resting on a nerve in her shoulder.)
She then worked part time at RADICLE, a charity based at
Diocesan House, London.(2 years)
During this time Zoe still volunteered as a neighbourhood mediator.
She and her husband then retired to Somerset in 2002 and she then worked for Mediation Somerset in the office and also as a mediator.
her lifetime Zoe has been a prolific writer and artist. She qualified in PC ArtTherapyskills. and also took a Diploma with the University of London in Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Zoe still tries to support community organisations on a voluntary basis
and enjoys her art work.
She has fundraised for a charity called
www.purplefieldproductions.com raising circa £20000 of much needed seed money.
This charity was started
by a Quaker in Ilminster and Zoe still supports it through www.giveasyoulive.com
Latterly she has raised circa £2000 for Taunton Library and has invested in CICCIC Taunton in a bond.
John and Zoe are members of the Green Party and work for a greener planet to combat climate change. They also support Grandparents for a safe earth.
Zoe's early biography
Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg was born in Staffordshire
in 1946 ( maiden name Zoe Grigg). She met her husband Dr. Eric John Browning in 1958 when he became a boarder while living with her family at 69 Church Street, Cannock Staffs.( Her mother Ivy Muriel Warwick had connections with Quakers having
been apprenticed before the war to the American Quaker Family, (The Foyles in London). The Foyles returned to USA when war broke out and at that time everything was changed. Her mother was a qualified artist and her father Geoffrey Walter Grigg was an engineering
draughtsman. They both worked as draughtsmen at GEC ,which was a reserved occupation during the war. And Ivy also drove an ambulance when there was an airaid. After the war they formed a business called Warwick Drapers Ltd with Zoe's grandmother Mrs
M Warwick . Her mother remarried in the 1960's to William Lionel Peter Rogers ( Company Secretary of Cautolds Ltd)
Zoe has a natural brother Warwick John Grigg www.telanova.co,uk
Zoe and Eric were married in 1965
They had three children, Nigel, Tim and Elizabeth
Zoe and Eric divorced in 1984