In Loving Memory of
Margaret Hammond, our much-loved Chef of many years, sadly passed away unexpectedy earlier this week. One of the most popular members of staff at St Margaret’s, her good humour, kind nature and wide, infectious smile meant that she very quickly became far more to the girls than just someone who simply provided their lunches. Every child from Reception to Year 11 knew her, as did all the staff, and visiting past pupils were always quick to head to the kitchen to say hello to her. Always ready to give a hug to those younger members of the school wanting a bit of comfort, she was also incredibly popular with the older girls and could often be seen having a laugh with them as they queued for lunch. When a school cookbook was made with input from pupils and parents, there was much demand for her sticky chicken recipe and other tasty dishes that became many of the pupils’ favourites. Her larger-than-life personality was evident in all encounters with her and when she recently came back to visit the School, it was more like a rock star had turned up and not a former member of staff, judging by the buzz of excitement amongst the girls and the echoes of “Margaret’s here, Margaret’s here!” that rang around the corridors. She will be very much missed by all who met her here.
Margaret leaves behind her four young children and her husband.