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Meg with husband Seth in 1986. Photo courtesy of Beckindale Bugle. http://www.beckindale.com/2008_08_01_archive.html

Margaret "Meg" Armstrong was a recurring character in Emmerdale from 1978 or 1979 to 1993 and was the wife of Seth Armstrong.

Whilst many sources indicate that the character of Meg made her debut in 1978, the same year that Seth made his first appearance, the ITN Source site indicates 1979.

The character was rarely seen, and portrayed by two different actresses - Ursula Camm in 17 episodes 1979 to 1983, and Ruth Holden in 6 episodes in 1986. In 1986, the character of Meg was altered from the somewhat downtrodden wife of Seth into an outgoing, highly religious woman who, although having the best of intentions, was somewhat difficult to live with. The new Meg's nickname for Seth was "poppet". In 1986 she annoyed Mr Wilks by breaking his best pipe. She last appeared on the 10th July 1986 when she quit her job at the Woolpack.

Meg died in February 1993, aged 58 of a heart attack. She died offscreen.

BiographyEdit

BackstoryEdit

Meg Armstrong (Nee Unknown) was born on the 12th August 1934 in Beckindale. She married Seth Armstrong in 1952. In 1953 when she was heavily pregnant with Jimmy she fell over at a jitterbug contest. Jimmy was born in 1953 and they had another child Freddie several years later.

1979-1993Edit

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Seth and Meg in 1983 outside the village shop.

In 1979, Meg was 45 years old and had been married to Seth for over 25 years. She was quite downtrodden and serious minded. Seth and Meg's children Jimmy and Freddy left home in about 1982 and it was just Meg and Seth. Meg became increasingly annoyed that Seth was always down The Woolpack drinking and not getting home until late at night.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: 12th August 1934

Died: 12th February 1993 (Aged 58)

Full Name: Margaret Armstrong

FamilyEdit

Mother Mabel

Spouse Seth Armstrong (1952-1993)

Children Jimmy Armstrong (1953), Freddy Armstrong (1963)

AppearancesEdit

1979

1980

1983

1986

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