Farewell to Grace

The Welch family has featured in several of our blogs. Our museum founder, Peggy Gye, was a Welch before her marriage. We have a lovely photo of her as a little girl with her brother Tony. (See Peggy and Tony.)

Tony later married Grace and they lived in Church Street in Market Lavington. Grace was an accountant and became the treasurer of the Darby and Joan Club, which provided company and entertainment for a group of older village residents.

Some of these folk were talented at needlecraft and produced various sewn items that won awards. Some of their efforts are now artefacts in our museum. (See A Quilt Award and A dodecahedron for a couple of these.)

In amongst our scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings, we have a photo and article about Grace Welch’s retirement from her position as Darby and Joan Club treasurer in 1997, after 25 years in the rôle.


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