Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

Megan Sophia Wright 1911 – 2005

From the Parish News – November 2005

Megan Wright died peacefully shortly after her 94th birthday at Walnut Tree Farm, Denton on 17th September.

Meg was born in Huntingfield, one of six children, and was married to John (Jack) Wright in Huntingfield Church. She was brought up on a fruit farm, and they continued their fruit tradition together at Ilketshall St Andrew until they moved to Walnut Tree Farm in 1962, but unfortunately Jack's health was failing, and he was forced to sell the major part of the farm to ease the work load shortly after moving, and he died in 1970.

Meg decided to stay on in Denton with her son Brian and daughter Hilary, who was following her nursing profession in Norwich, and soon established her presence in the village. She became particularly well known as a dressmaker of distinction, making wedding and bridesmaid dresses for many young ladies in the area, as well as being available for minor alterations, she occasionally made the Nuns' Habits for All Hallows Hospital and of course did her share in costumes for the annual DVC shows! She attended a course in Lowestoft in dress and pattern making, and helped to run a weekly sewing class in the village. Meg was a staunch supporter of the Church and Chapel, and was always present at any functions and money raising events; she was also a member of the Women's Institute, and the Denton Friendly Club.

Meg always maintained an affinity for her native Huntingfield, and was one of the first people to donate towards the restoration of the beautiful painted ceiling in the Church, as similarly was the case with the murals in St Andrew's Church, Ilketshall.

Meg will be remembered by many of us for her quiet unassuming personality. She was indeed a gracious lady, who rarely spoke despairingly and always looked for the best in every one, her presence with her bright and smiling face will be greatly missed.

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