I moved to Suffolk three and a half years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria.  First to Needham Market and then in 2017 to Stowmarket.

I have been a translator for over twenty years.  I have also worked as an English Teacher of both children and adults.

I like books, art, music, spending time with my family and friends and travelling.  I still translate novels from English into Bulgarian, although not as many as before.

I am married to David and we have four adult children.

I work and volunteer for the Museum of East Anglian Life, the place in Stowmarket where I first experienced the Town’s strong community spirit. I met a lot of lovely local people and made a good number of friends, which in turn helped me to feel at home here.

Three and a half years  later, after many more meetings and a warm welcome, I find myself wanting to do more for the community here and I am highly motivated to work hard in order to see the Town improving and remaining a place where people choose to come and live.

Contact Details

11 The Becketts
IP14 1TZ

01449 402179


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Maria Child