Barry Todman

Following early retirement in 2000, I spent a couple of years taking holidays and generally doing nothing. I then became very involved with the National Pensioners Convention, and have subsequently been active in other like-minded organisations, including of course Sutton Seniors Forum, where I am currently the Chairman. I believe there are so many campaigning issues we should be involved in, for example protecting our NHS and Social Care, improving the state pension, retaining the freedom pass, reducing fuel poverty etc.

Finally, I hope we can build the SSF membership, and ensure that we are campaigning for both todays and tomorrows pensioners, but at the same time recognise the problems facing younger people. So, let’s build bridges-not barriers between the generations. 


Clive Orton

Clive Orton is Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Archaeology at University College London (he retired in 2008). He now works as a volunteer in Sutton Archives and as a Sutton Street Pastor. He is also Treasurer of the Carshalton Water Tower and Historic Garden Trust, and a Vice-President of the Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society (usually known as CADHAS). In the past he has been a churchwarden at St Nicholas Church Sutton, and has lived in Sutton for over 50 years.


Joan Bridge

My former role at SSF was Secretary, as well as outings organiser. I recently retired as SSF Secretary in 2021.  For over 30 years, I was employed as Office Administrator and Events Organiser for the British Clothing industry’s Trade Association.   I am also a Trustee of Sutton Vision, a charity working to help people with sight loss.


Mary Steensma

Member of SSF for 15 years after retiring from secondary school Teaching and Civil Service professions. On comimttee for at least 10 years as Events Officer. Have organised exchange with German pensioners from Berlin and speakers on a wide variety of topics. Responsible for overall organisation of Sunday Brunches for lonely and disabled members.