February 6, 1948

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

A 24-year-old Kings Langley girl, Miss Peggy Cocks, has had an adventurous career. Her globetrotting brought her new excitement last week, when she found herself to be the only Englishwoman in the room where Mahatma Gandhi died.

She had gone there to take “Bapu’s” photo – instead she secured one of the assassin, presumably exclusive.

When Miss Cocks is at home, her address is Gallows Hill Lane, Kings Langley. Peggy’s urge to wander the globe was almost ended in 1944 when, as a WAAF driver, she lost a leg in a London bomb incident.

Undeterred by such misfortune, she took a secretarial post in New Delhi and by the time she left England, little more than six months ago, she had become proficient at dancing again and is still persevering with tennis.

[From the Watford Observer of February 6, 1948]

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