Rom-com author’s Press Club honour

Writer and rock star legend’s wife, Susan Holder, made life member at special lunch 

From Midlands local newspaper reporter to successful rom-com author and wife of a Black Country rock star legend – journalist Suzan Holder recounted her life and times as guest speaker at a Birmingham Press Club lunch held at Edgbaston Golf Club. Suzan, who has been married for more than 30 years to Slade frontman Noddy Holder, was made an Honorary Life Member of the Club at the lunch, which was sponsored by Tipton-based Let’s Sanify. She received the traditional gift of a bugle crafted in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter by Acme Whistles. A raffle raised nearly £800 for the Frontline Club, which aids journalists working in war zones and dangerous places.


1 Bob Warman, Suzan Holder, Mahmudur Jaigirdar, Adrian Kibbler, Min Mangat

2 Anne-Marie Eden, Richard and Jayne Grimes

3 Fred Bromwich, Nick Hudson

4 Jenny Wilkes, David Dunckley, Val Deeley

5 John Duckers, Hazel Horton-Peppercorn

6 Trish Willetts Jo Jeffries, Maria Reycores, Simon Pitt

7 Steve Evans, Lesley Wilde, Helen Toomey Hesk

8 Taylor Robinson, Steve Dyson, Fionnuala Bourke, Lisa Webb

Photography by Ian Tennant