The Painters

Peg and Whisk in 1938
Peg and Whisk in 1938

Joan Audrey Meadows (Peg) was the youngest daughter of Frederick and Nell Powell. She was born in Kilburn on January 19th 1919. She had an elder sister Eileen Maud Rosa who passed away in early 2013. Their elder brother Frederick William Roy, who was a talented drummer, was killed in a motorcycle accident.

The family moved to Alton in 1930 and Peg married Edwin Henry Meadows (Whisk) at St Lawrence Church in Alton, Hants on March 25th 1940. They enjoyed nearly 40 years of happily married life running their electrical shop in Alton; raising a family, and, in later years, traveling to the USA and the Far East to visit their children and grandchildren. Peg transformed the shop with an extensive well chosen selection of lampshades, for which people would travel from far and wide.

Whisk was killed in a train accident in Portugal in 1979. Peg kept the shop going until she retired in 1987. She continued to travel and to enjoy her growing family over the next thirty years. She became an enthusiastic iPad user playing competitive online scrabble and maintaining her own Facebook page right up to her 100th birthday.

Peg passed away peacefully at home on April 29th 2019. 

Peg and family at her 100th birthday.