Peggy Haigh: Funeral held of popular Leeds character

PIC: James Hardisty
PIC: James Hardisty
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The funeral of popular Rawdon character Peggy Haigh was held today (Jan 8) - with a horse-drawn carriage at her request.

Friends gathered at Rawdon Parish Church to bid farewell to the horse lover, who died aged 93 on Christmas Eve.

Close friend Ken Yeadon, 79, said she would be remembered by many as a conductor with the old Samuel Ledgard bus company. He said: “She was a real character. You always had a laugh on her bus, as long as you behaved yourself.”

He said Peggy loved horses and had qualified as an instructor, but never taught. She also served in the Women’s Land Army, had travelled extensively and enjoyed her allotment and walking in the Dales.

For her 90th birthday, she was made the first ever female life member of Rawdon and Guiseley Conservative Club.

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