The Spencers in the Community

The family were very well loved for their hospitality and support for many charities.   

An excellent needlewoman, Sybil formed the Knitting Circle of Friends who met once a month in each others' homes. She was also an  active member of Leeds Flower Club and chairman of the Adel & District Horticultural Society between1962 and 1977. She organised flower festivals at Adel Church and also enjoyed talking to groups about plants.

Sybil also enjoyed showing friends and visitors around the garden, frequently in support of charities and raised a considerable amount of money for good causes over the years.

Sybil and Robin enjoyed entertaining and were renowned for their hospitality. 

Fred and Sybil maintained their interest in drama, throwing themselves into 'History Plays' at nearby Adel church in 1960, although after 1951 the garden was to become their first priority. Towards the end of her life Sybil hosted poetry and play readings at York Gate.     

The Spencers in the Community