We gathered at Clunbury village hall, family and friends to climb up Clunbury Hill, as Margaret had done many times with her dog, Speckle, to witness the scattering of Margaret’s ashes on the top of the hill and to plant 100 snowdrop bulbs in her memory. It’s a pretty steep climb to the top but well worth it for the 360 degree view of the spectacular Shropshire landscape.At the top, Margaret’s niece Melanie read the evocative poem by Dylan Thomas,
” Do not go gentle into that good night.” Other readings included Margaret’s own poem, “Clunbury Hill” and “Snowdrop Time” by Mary Webb. Melanie scattered Margaret’s ashes in her special place then all set to, to plant the bulbs hoping for a beautiful white carpet in early spring. The event was both sad and joyful, a very fitting tribute to a special lady in a place she loved.
After our descent we were invited to join the family for a hearty tea and to raise a glass to toast our dear friend Margaret Austin who will be missed by all who knew her.
RIP Margaret Austin 21.8.30 – 12.10.2018