In loving memory of Welwyn Garden City school teacher

A MUCH-LOVED former WGC teacher is to be remembered with a celebration of her life.

Margaret Gwilliam, who taught English at Monk’s Walk from 1968 to 1982, died on October 13, aged 84.

A former magistrate of 30 years, Margaret was born in Liverpool and lived in Chester until she went on to study in London and North Wales during World War Two.

The mum-of-four, grandmother-of-eleven and great grandmother-of-one, married Reg, former Monk’s Walk headteacher, in 1948 and last year marked their diamond anniversary with an article in the WHT.

Childhood sweethearts who met at primary school in Chester in 1930, the couple, of Rosedale, shared many happy memories together and lived in Singapore for a period.


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“Margaret loved travelling, we travelled the world several times over. She was also a very keen sports player, she enjoyed hockey, swimming and tennis,” Reg, an ex-Royal Marine, said.

Her son Chris added: “She was an all-round good mum; always there for you.

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“She will be extremely missed by the whole family.”

The celebration of her life will take place at 2pm today at the Knightsfield-based school. All of those who remember Margaret are invited.

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