Committee Profiles

Ian Marks

Ian Marks

Festival Chair/Sponsorship/ Data Protection/Committee & Trustee

Ian has been involved with the Festival
from the beginning and is proud of the fact
that it was his original idea. He has been
Chair since the start and is a Trustee…

Sam Windsor

Sam Windsor


Sam moved to Lymm from Surrey 13 years ago. She met Toby, her husband in London even though he was living in Chorlton! They have 5 children between them, four of whom attended Lymm High School. Sam is now retired…


Ann Johnstone

Event Organiser/Committee/ ESG & Trustee

Ann is a retired Company Director, moved
to Lymm in 1979 and has been an active
member of the Festival Committee for
nearly twenty years. Throughout her…

Chris Hamlin

Chris Hamlin

Treasurer/Committee/ESG & Trustee

Chris moved to Lymm in 1992 and joined
Lymm Festival as Treasurer in 2003 after
taking early retirement from Scottish Power.
At the time, she felt it would be a good…


Carol Devine

ESG LEAD / Committee/Box Office/Friends/ Covid H&S/ESG

Born in Coventry, Carol moved to Manchester
in 1979 to begin her training as a Registered
Nurse. After a busy and varied career plus Box
Office Assistant (Royal Exchange Theatre…


Ann Dobson

Ticket orders/sales & Committee

Ann has been involved with the festival
since 2004. Her role is to deal with ticket
sales both in the box office and online.
She is helped by her husband Alan…

Fiona Nightingale

Fiona Nightingale

Volunteer Lead

Fiona has lived in Lymm for over 40 years with her husband and two children.
She has recently retired following a career, firstly in the nuclear industry, and then, for nearly 30 years, as a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Innovate UK.
She joined the Festival Committee at the end of 2022. She has the role of
Volunteer Organiser and is keen to support the team of volunteers to help
everyone enjoy the Festival.

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Adrian Bull

Publicity Lead

Adrian moved to Lymm in 2020 and joined the Committee in 2022 after semi-retiring following 39 years in the nuclear industry. He is now a part-time Professor at the University of Manchester. He lives with his partner Anne.


Deirdre Hewitt


Deirdre moved to Lymm in 2019, though she has lived in various parts of Warrington for most of her life. She joined the Committee as Secretary in 2023 after responding to an advert for a note taker on the village post board.
Deirdre works in the field of education.