Marlow resident Meg Saint is 100 years old today, Friday 12th November.
Meg truly has reached Marlow legend status, and will be familiar to many for various reasons, not least her 25 years working at Foxes Piece School!
Meg received her 100th Birthday card from the Queen yesterday, and as you can see from the photo Meg was clearly delighted.
We wish Meg a very Happy 100th Birthday, and with thanks to her daughter Jenny Price, we wanted to share a bit of her life story, plus a gallery of photos.
MEG SAINT’S 100th BIRTHDAY
Meg Saint was born on 12th November 1921 in South Wales, where her father was a miner. She grew up near Cheltenham, and in August 1939 she joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve at Staverton Aerodrome. In 1942, Meg was posted to Booker & became Secretary to the C.O.
Meg met Trevor Saint at The Chequers pub in Marlow- he was born in Marlow and at the time was a Lancaster Mid Upper Gunner, on leave from RAF Waterbeach. Their friendship blossomed during his Tour; which included the disastrous Nuremberg raid. They married on 14th July 1945, and moved back to Marlow after the war – with Trevor taking over the family Tailoring business in London, and Meg worked in the City.
Their daughter Jennifer was born in 1951, followed by Catherine & Elizabeth.
Meg then served 25 happy years as Secretary at Foxes Piece Infant School. She became a Governor on retirement & enjoyed hearing children read; including a little boy called Tyrrell Hatton who told her he played golf!
Meg was a founder member of Marlow Townswomen’s Guild, sang in their choir, enjoyed tennis, swimming & keep fit, and spent 30 years as a volunteer for Riding for the Disabled. She and Trevor belonged to All Saints Church, where he sang in the choir for 60 years.
When she lost Trevor in 2011, Meg moved to Mayorfield House where she set about creating a garden from nothing, and has made good many friends. She tootles around town on her scooter often seeing “her children” from School.
Meg has 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, and is still very active. She belongs to U3A, plays indoor bowls, & enjoys church, Age Concern meetings & keeping in touch with family & friends on her “Magic Machine“ ( iPad!!)