PRETTY, Peggy Millicent

1929 - 2005

As Peggy Millicent Welham, she was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 3 February 1929, daughter of Albert Edward Welham (9 May 1894-29 August 1976), stone mason, and his wife Millicent Violet Mabel née Bloomfield (24 May 1904-9 June 1976), who married Stowmarket in 1926 and in 1939 were living at 26 Crown Street, Stowmarket. Peggy was educated at Stowmarket Grammar School after which she spent four years at the Royal College of Music in London and was music teacher at Christchurch School in Ipswich. She married at Stowmarket Parish Church on 7 August 1954, Alan Arthur Pretty (17 November 1924-5 January 1984), music master at Holbrook Village School, near Ipswich. Working under the name of Peggy Pretty, in 1960 she turned to sculpture and later to painting. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle from Ipswich and Stowmarket 1970-1979 and at the Colchester Art Society and the Deben Art Club. Peggy was also a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1967 and exhibited a sculpture in Bath stone 'Despair' at their centenary exhibition in 1974 and in 1978 she exhibited from 99 Finborough Road, Stowmarket two painting, 'Shady Garden' and 'Still Life with Fuchsias' exhibiting a further four pictures the following year and in 1980 included 'Scots Pine', 'Herbaceous Jungle' and 'Bright November' and was a regular exhibitor showing from the same address in 1990, three pictures 'Spring Green, Hengrave', 'Interior' and 'Tripona Greeting Card'. Peggy Millicent Pretty died in the Gipping & Hartismere district of Suffolk on 16 September 2005.

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