Suzanne Charlton Biography
Suzanne Charlton born Suzanne L. Charlton is a British BBC weather forecaster and daughter of footballer Bobby Charlton. She appeared regularly on BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, BBC World and BBC One. Additionally, she is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Suzanne Charlton Age
Suzanne L. Charlton was born in 1962 in Urmston, United Kingdom and is 57 years, as of 2019.
Suzanne Charlton Family
Charlton is the daughter of former Manchester United and England footballer, Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Norma. Her niece, Jack Charlton is former Leeds United and England footballer.
Charlton attended Loreto Grammar School, a Roman Catholic girls’ grammar school in Altrincham, with her sister Andrea. She graduated from the University of Reading in 1985 with a degree in Physics and Meteorology.
Charlton is a keen sports fan, with her special interests being football, tennis, and skiing. She also played hockey for her university. Additionally, she competed in national horse-riding events and is a group instructor with the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Suzanne Charlton Husband
Suzanne is a married woman. She got married in 1994 in Macclesfield to her husband is a tennis coach. She has one son (born in November 1998) and lives in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Suzanne Charlton Career
In September 1985 Charlton joined the Met Office in Bracknell, where she worked as a computer programmer.
In 1987, she transferred to the London Weather Centre as a forecaster, joining the BBC weather team in March 1989. Also, in the summer of 1990, she spent three and a half months working as a forecaster with the RAF in Germany. She appeared on a range of channels including Breakfast News from 1992. She took maternity leave from 1999, which she extended to bring up her son.Suzanne Charlton Photo
Charlton returned to BBC Weather bulletins in March 2006, appearing regularly on BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, BBC World and BBC One. She left the BBC Weather Centre in March 2007. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Suzanne Charlton Net Worth
She is a BBC weather forecaster, she has an estimated net worth of around $100000 – $249999.
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Suzanne Charlton Interview
When Sir Bobby Charlton comes up the stairs at Manchester United’s training ground he is everything you would imagine: straight-backed and dignified, wearing polished shoes and a crisp suit, with a handkerchief in the top pocket. His eyes are a little rheumy these days, his hands slightly unsteady, but he looks good for a man of 70 and it quickly becomes clear that he still possesses that rarest of gifts – the ability to silence a busy room with his mere presence.
To some people he can come across as a little stern sometimes, too standoffish, maybe a little unsmiling. What you have to realize is that Charlton was once firmly established at Old Trafford as “one of the boys”. Everyone who survived Munich was affected in different ways and the people who know Charlton best, including his brother, say there is irrefutable evidence that he “stopped smiling” and left his sparkle in the wreckage of the Elizabethan.
Friends occasionally come up to Jack Charlton and say, “Your Bob goes around as if he has the world on his shoulders” – and what is clear is that the younger sibling is still terribly affected by the events in Bavaria. If Charlton closes his eyes, he can still remember the awful noise of metal on metal, then the smoke and grit and the blare of sirens.
He can vividly recall coming to, outside the wrecked plane but still strapped into his seat, and seeing so many stricken team-mates lying around him, some already beyond help, and he will never forget the following morning in the hospital when a German in the next bed read out the names of the dead. “The names of all my pals,” he says. “Friends I would go to the dance with at the weekend. Friends who would invite me to dinner at Christmas. It felt like my life was being taken away from me, piece by piece.”
For many years Charlton has been unable, or unwilling, to talk about Munich, and it is clearly still an ordeal for him to find the words that adequately express his feelings. At times he stumbles uncharacteristically and at one point he lowers his eyes and his voice is barely audible. “I find it really, really upsetting, even today,” he says. “But I want to talk about it because I want to tell people exactly how good that team was.
And we were good, all right. We were almost certainly going to be the first English team to win the European Cup. I’m convinced England had a great chance of winning the World Cup that year. And we had players – Duncan Edwards, for example – who would have been playing in 1966.”
He feels a duty, he says, to educate the current squad. Not the likes of Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, who are well versed in the club’s history, but the foreign players new to Old Trafford. A few weeks ago Charlton requested Sir Alex Ferguson’s permission to speak to the squad. His talk lasted for an hour and, at the end, the players were each given a DVD about the Busby Babes. “I would just hate for people to forget why this anniversary is such a big event,” he says. “It is a big event because we were the best team in the country.
But people don’t believe me sometimes when I tell them how good Duncan Edwards was. Tommy Taylor. David Pegg. Eddie Colman. Billy Whelan. You look at the old black-and-white footage and you think everything is slow and ponderous but, I tell you, they all had unbelievable talent – and I would hate for anyone to forget that.”
His life since Munich, he says, has been accompanied by one simple question: why me? Why he wants to know, was he able to run his hands over his body and realize he had nothing more serious than a bang on the head and a small cut? He has been searching for an answer for 50 years and it is still something he cannot explain – but he will never lose sight of the fact that the miracle of life came at a terrible price.
“Everyone was so happy,” he recalls. “We had qualified for the next round and when we got on the plane there was so much laughter. But then the plane just went straight along the runway. You have a general idea how long it takes to take off and I was thinking, ‘There’s something not quite right here.’ There were six or seven inches of slush on the runway. I bent my head down and braced myself. We went through the perimeter fence and hit a house. After that there’s a void.”
To listen to Charlton now it is remarkable to think of the air miles he still clocks up in his role as a club director and globetrotting ambassador, United through and through. “First of all, you can’t fly anymore,” he says. “I’m not saying I can ever enjoy flying but it doesn’t worry me as much as it used to. I was put in the England team about two months after Munich and I decided early on that I had to give people credit for doing their job properly. I have to assume that every time I get on a plane it is going to be safe. OK, it was easy to lose a little faith in that but, if you have to travel, it’s impossible if you don’t fly.
“Flying now, you also have to remember, is a lot less dangerous than it used to be. The accident happened because they didn’t realise the speed of the aircraft, how much slush was on the runway, how much snow was coming down. These days they wouldn’t have taken off. I think about it quite often, the pilot Captain [James] Thain, what his thoughts were and why we took off. But I suppose it will never be proved. It’s just an unbelievable tragedy.
“For the people who survived, all we can say is that we were lucky. It was Matt Busby’s family. And he probably felt the loss more than anyone else because he had brought these players together, he had cajoled everyone’s parents to make them sign for Manchester United and then he took them into Europe when he had been told it was against the FA’s wishes.”
Charlton had found Busby lying on the runway and, in those catastrophic seconds, took off his overcoat to lay it across him. “Manchester United had become his life,” he says. “He always said to me, ‘All those lads you see in the morning going into Trafford Park, they come to watch you on a Saturday. They have a boring job and they want you to give them something a little bit special, something they will enjoy.’ He said that so many times. Was always saying, ‘Don’t be afraid to express yourselves’.” For the first time, there is a flicker of a smile on his lips. “He would be so proud of the current team.”
His own pride is apparent, too, even if it is entwined with pain and regret, and he was instrumental in asking for a minute’s silence at the Manchester derby tomorrow week, as opposed to a minute’s applause. The debate continues to rage about the wisdom of the decision. More, it speaks volumes about Charlton’s belief in the sport that has provided the best and worst moments in his life that he has every faith in Manchester City’s supporters.
“I would be very disappointed,” he says, “if they don’t behave accordingly but I think they will because I think City respect what Manchester United did at that particular time. That side, in many ways, were pioneers. I listen to all the great things people say about the Champions League and I think about how we went into Europe, against so many people’s wishes, and what we did when we got there. We deserve everyone’s respect and I think we will get it.”
Adopted from: www.theguardian.com