Amanda Simpson


  • Born and raised in Staindrop/Barnard Castle.
  • On leaving school became a PA at Boothroyds then moved to Canada for 2½ years where worked as a nanny gaining qualifications in that field.
  • On returning to UK worked in parents shop in Barnard Castle before returning to Boothroyds.
  • Became a farmer’s wife in Weardale then had to give up work due to husband’s illness, began helping on farm initially with paperwork.
  • Eventually had to leave then farm due to her husband’s illness which sadly proved fatal.
  • Re-married to an Auctioneer at Hexham Auction Mart.
  • Has family ranging from 30yrs to 15yrs and twin granddaughters.
  • Still works on the farm loves the sheep work, especially the Bluefaced Leicesters and Mules.
  • An active member of the Church and has been on the PCC for 15 years.
  • Also enjoys helping with fundraising events for the village hall in Thornley.