Remembering Mary Gyngell

Remembering Mary Gyngell - From our guestbook

23rd October 2008

Eton Wick History Group Committee

Remembering Mary Gyngell

Mary was a founder Member of the of the Eton Wick History Group, which was formed in November 1992. She was the group Secretary who also found speakers for our yearly programme to give interesting talks on local history, whilst she was an encyclopaedia of knowledge in particular on the history of Eton Town. 

Remembered are Mary's home made fancy cake refreshments provided throughout the year, especially at the festive season of Christmas, which added to the enjoyment of the evening for attending members. 

Her many friends from the History Group and other local organizations will miss her warm sincere friendship and the support that she gave to them. 

Remembering Mary, the History Group made a contribution of £100 to her chosen charity, The Parapet Trust at Windsor Hospital. 

20th October, 2008

David and Margaret Mitchell

Mary Gyngell

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Gyngell a dear friend we made during the years we lived in Alma Road after we were married. I also worked at High Duty Alloys with her husband Ernie, or "Gyn" as she liked to call him. 

We shared a regular Friday evening get together at her house in Colenorton Crescent and it wasn't until years later that Mary told us how they would rush around after tea, pack the children off to bed and tidy the house to convince us how little disruption having children actually caused. 

Her obituary in the Express, kindly forwarded to us by a friend, mentions her interest in crosswords. She was extremely well read, knowledgeable and each Friday would present us with a word for the week. It is solely due to Mary that I know the difference between a Haha and a gazebo. 

We have stayed in touch over the years and were pleased to see her during our return visits to the UK. We shall miss her, but treasure the memories of those shared Friday evenings. 

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