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Tribute to Margaret Aston

by Haddenham Webteam – 14th July 2022
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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Margaret Aston, a former chairman of Haddenham Parish Council, a Bucks County Councillor and Abbeyfield carehome supporter, who served the Haddenham community for over 40 years. We will publish details of her funeral as soon as we have them.

From Haddenham Parish Council:

Members of the Parish Council were deeply saddened to hear of the death of former Parish Councillor Margaret Aston.

Margaret was a member of the Parish Council for over 40 years, serving as Chair to the Council from 1993 to 2000 and again from 2007 to 2017. Margaret also served as our local Councillor on Buckinghamshire County Council from 1993 until 2017.

Amongst her many other contributions to the village, Margaret served as Chair of Governors at Haddenham Community Junior School, was a founding member of the Abbeyfield House, president of Haddenham Tennis Club and sat on the Youth & Community Centre Committee and Haddenham Village Hall Committee.

A minute's silence was held in Margaret's memory at the Parish Council meeting on 27th June 2022.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to Margaret's family at this sad time.

From Abbeyfield:
All at Abbeyfield are very sad to hear that Margaret Aston has passed away.

Along with Win Carslake, she instigated making Abbeyfield Haddenham Care Home a reality by fundraising and gaining a grant from the Housing Corporation.

As Chairman she supported the home to develop, alongside her committee & only resigned her post in 2020.

She became our Honorary President but sadly, because of Covid, couldn't carry out the social activities we had planned.

As Manager from the opening of the home I would like to say a big thank you Margaret for believing in Abbeyfield and supporting us all with your hard work.

Lindsey McGibbon
House Manager

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