Ann Holmes was born 5 November 1939 in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom to James Edward Cookson and Hilda Wilkinson .
Catherine grew up in Preston along with her two brothers, Robert and Paul.
She attended Larkhill Convent, Preston. She furthered her education at Hutton Agrictultural College in Preston which led to teacher training at Winmarleigh Agricultural College near Garstang.
|Offspring of Ann Holmes and unknown parent|
|Martin Peter Anthony Wilkins (1963)|| |
|Jan Wilkins (1964)|