Peggy and Tom

Today we recall two stalwarts of village and museum – Tom and Peggy Gye.

Peggy and Tom Gye in about 1940

Peggy and Tom Gye in about 1940

This photo needs little in the way of explanation. It is clear we have two young people with hearts beating as one. Tom is in uniform so this dates to World War Two.

When Peggy died, back in 2010, it was just short of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary. In the meantime she had been a real village person with many roles including that of founder and curator of Market Lavington Museum.

Tom was a builder and carpenter and much involved with the church including as a bell ringer.

Both are much missed, but their legacies continue.

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