Pat Skillicorn was born and educated in the Isle of Man and was brought up in Ballasalla. She is a retired teacher and has taken a keen interest in all things Manx throughout her life. She has been a President of the Isle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society and has contributed several articles to its Proceedings. She has recently published a book of her memoirs entitled Wave to your Daddy which chronicles life in the Isle of Man after the Second World War.
Pat is an active committee member of the IOMNHAS, the IOM Victorian Society, the Friends of Malew Church and is an ordinary member of Peel and Castletown Heritage Trusts and the IOM Family History Society.