PRETTY, Peggy Millicent

1929 - 2005

As Peggy Millicent Welham, she was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 3 February 1929, daughter of Albert Ernest Welham (9 May 1894-1975), stone mason, and his wife Millicent Violet née Bloomfield (24 May 1904-1976), who married Stowmarket in 1926 and in 1939 were living at 26 Crown Street, Stowmarket. Educated at Stowmarket Grammar School after which she spent four years at the Royal College of Music in London. She married in 1954 Alan Arthur Pretty (1924-1984) and, working under the name of Peggy Pretty, turned to sculpture in 1960 and later to painting. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle from Ipswich and Stowmarket 1970-1979, the Colchester Art Club and the Deben Art Club. Peggy was also a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1967 and exhibited a sculpture in Bath stone 'Despair' at their centenary exhibition in 1974 and in 1978 she exhibited from 99 Finborough Road, Stowmarket two painting 'Shady Garden' and 'Still Life with Fuschias' exhibiting a further four pictures the following year including in 1980 'Scots Pine', 'Herbaceous Jungle' and 'Bright November' and was a regular exhibitor showing from the same address in 1990, three pictures 'Spring Green, Hengrave', 'Interior' and 'Tripona Greeting Card'. She died in Suffolk in 2005.