Herald - Issue 380

The HERALD Your Community Magazine Est: 1994 v THE HERALD, 2 HIGH STREET, HYTHE, SO45 6AH v No 380 • FREE Every 3 Weeks • 24th Oct-14th Nov 2019 School Road, Fawley SO45 1EA • Tel: 023 8089 4500 www.charismaoffawley.co.uk Open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat Closed Wednesday SALE starts 10am, Monday 11th November SJ SAVAGE Building & Property Maintenance 07788 868262 stevesavo@hotmail.co.uk FOUR SEASONS DENTURE CENTRE MORE THAN JUST A DENTAL LABORATORY If you want the best quality dentures in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment then call today for a free consultation Tel: 023 8084 6443 Mobile: 07919 074360 1 HOUR DENTURE REPAIRS N orth R oad , D ibden P urlieu , S outhampton SO45 4RE NEED NEW DENTURES? • Reliable and Efficient Service • Serving Trade, Domestic and Commercial Customers • Three sizes of bags available GRAB BAGS - A CHEAPER FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO A SKIP Tel: 023 8081 1757 • www.abbeygrabbag.co.uk • Call us for Prompt Delivery of a Bag • Fill Like a Normal Skip • Call again for a swift collection. We can also collect your own grab bags 15 Marsh Parade, Hythe 023 8084 4741 FRAME SHOP HYTHE PICTURE FRAMING STAIRLIFTS STAIRLIFTS Freedom Stairlifts Straight Stairlifts Curved Stairlifts freedomstairlifts.co.uk Peggy Celebrates 100th Birthday P eggy was born on 29th September 1919 in Ashford, Kent, she was an only child and lived her early years in a house at a large garage in Ashford where her Father was chief mechanic/Manager. Just before the outbreak of war in 1939 Peggy’s Father decided to take a Pub in Kingsnorth, just outside of Ashford, and which by sheer luck turned out to be near quite a lot of troop camps. is was the start of Peggy’s ‘Good War’. Peggy initially joined the Home Guard and then became an o cer in the Army and was stationed at various parts of the UK during wartime. At the end of the war John Ru e, who she had known all her life, returned from India and he and Peggy were married early 1946. ey had one daughter, Jane. A er the death of Peggy’s father, she shared her house with her mother which enabled Peggy to return to work. Initially she returned to the army and was a Captain in the Territorial Army, based in Maidstone. She later became secretary for a large Secondary school in Ashford, brie y worked as a Registrar in Ashford and nally for some years for a manufacturing company where she was PA, Secretary, accountant, and all-round indispensable person. In the 60’s she decided to run as a Conservative Councillor in Ashford and eventually became Chairman of the Council. In her term of o ce, she had some very interesting social events, which John also enjoyed, Peggy celebrating her 100th birthday Continued on page 3