Peggy Sumner

Peggy Sumner (1920 – 2015) was born in Hale but lived in Preston until 1931.

Her parents then moved back to Hale to care for her grandparents.

In 1938 she and her sister Marjorie they joined the Dunham Massey Women’s Institute which became a big part of their lives.

During WW2 she became a Civil Defence ambulance driver.

They both remained active and were involved in several events within the Women’s Institute.

In 1969 she founded the Family History Society of Cheshire and was also involved in the Lymm Local History Society and the South Trafford Archaeological Group.

She had a book published called the ‘History of the Gleaves of High Legh’, she was a keen gardener and travelled around the country in her pursuit of family history.

She had a love of animals and was a member of the RSPCA and lived to the grand old age of 95.