Maureen Eames Wiki – Maureen Eames Biography
Great-grandmother-of-two Maureen Eames told MailOnline she had been overwhelmed by supporters thanking her for her straight-talking remarks.
A plucky Barnsley pensioner celebrated nationwide after an interview saying she didn’t ‘give a sod’ about Tier 3 restrictions beat Coronavirus herself and urged the public to ‘take care – but don’t be afraid’.
Maureen, who was born in nearby Worsbrough and went to Kirk Balk School, became an overnight celebrity after speaking to BBC News yesterday afternoon in Barnsley about South Yorkshire going into Tier 3 of restrictions this weekend.
She is 83 years old.
Maureen Eames Contracted And Defeated Covid-19
The outspoken octogenarian – a Notton parish councilor for 50 years – had left no doubt of her views yesterday, branding lockdown ‘ridiculous’ and saying she would not be ‘fastened in a house’.
And today the former doctor’s housekeeper laughed off the suggestion she should be Prime Minister – but said the current PM needed to ignore scientists – and Matt Hancock.
Mother-of-two and grandmother-of- three Maureen said her electrical engineer husband of 61 years Michael, 81, had both contracted and defeated Covid-19.
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She said she had decided to speak out after being infuriated by doom-mongers damaging the economy and terrifying the public.
Maureen, who grew up during World War II, said: ‘Life has to go on. The biggest thing is that all the people are afraid at the moment.
‘This government have scared people from the start to get them into lockdown
‘We went out having meals at half price and then we are looking at another lockdown. We can’t afford it – all we need to do is keep safe and sensible
‘In my lifetime I am 83 – I never thought I would feel like I was in Italy when Germany invaded. This is a free country for God’s sake – or I thought it was
‘I have had the virus, I had it the end of May. I didn’t realize until I spoke to the doctor. I had a dry cough and pains in my lungs and was very, very tired.
‘But I am fit and well and I got through it. After ten days I was back to normal. I didn’t consider it incredible, I am a fit person. My husband has had it too and he has recovered.’