Askew, Beryl

Friend of Kim Wilde and her family. In 2013, Kim released Song for Beryl as a tribute to her on the album Wilde Winter Songbook.

Kim about Beryl Askew

Beryl was a lady already in her late 70’s when we first came to know her, and who became a great friend of our family. We met whilst making a community garden in our village, and she would take care of Harry and Rose while I got on with the planting! Beryl lived alone in sheltered accommodation, and was increasingly less mobile before becoming house bound. We formed a close bond with her and shared good times and bad. (1)

Interview source

(1) Track by track, website (UK), 11 November 2013