Valerie Domleo

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Valerie Domleo-Morley
Born Ella Valerie Joyce Domleo
(1932-04-11) 11 April 1932 (age 86)[1]
Hendon, Middlesex[2]
Nationality England English
Occupation Co-driver
Spouse(s) Donald Morley (married 1966)
Children Andrew Brian Morley
Roger Mark Morley

Ella Valerie Joyce Morley (born Ella Valerie Joyce Domleo on 11 April 1932) is a retired English rally co-driver.

Career[edit]

During the 1960s, she competed in European Rally Championship events, mainly as co-driver to numerous lady drivers of that period, including Rosemary Smith, Pat Moss, Pauline Mayman and Anne Hall. With Anne Hall she won the Ladies Award in the 1960 RAC Rally and the 1961 Monte Carlo Rally.[3]

An article in Motor Sport in July 1961 described her as "one of Britain's best navigators".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Valerie was born in Hendon, Middlesex to Allan Domleo and Ella Muriel White. She has an older brother, Allan P. Domleo.

In 1966, Valerie married gentleman rally driver Donald Morley in Warwick.[4] and were married until his death in 2006. They have two sons, Andrew and Roger, both born in Ipswich.

In her later years after retiring from rallying, Valerie and her family became farmers in Stowmarket.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mrs. Ella Valerie Morley (Loose Hall Farm Limited)".
  2. ^ "FreeBMD District Info".
  3. ^ a b "Lady Competition Drivers". Motor Sport: 24–26. July 1961. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "FreeBMD District Info".

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