Margaret Kitchin's life and work has not been fully researched. For the present, we direct readers to Chapter 6, pages 214-244 of Lim's doctoral thesis The Reception of Women Pianists in London, 1950-60 which is based largely on interviews with Margaret, her daughter Claire, and Stephen Plaistow who supervised most of her BBC broadcasts. Some uncertainties surrounding Margaret's early career can be resolved. She appeared at concerts in Switzerland from 1942 onwards, and by 1944 in recitals for Swiss radio, most often in instrumental duos. Some mainstream repertoire was played in Lausanne and in the radio broadcasts but at least as many works were from the 20th century. Her performances at the Gattiker Hausabende concerts in Bern consisted solely of contemporary works, including at least three premieres. Margaret was awarded the Prix d'Excellence from Lausanne Conservatoire on 3 July 1945.
All the obituaries in the national newspapers contain inaccuracies, particularly the anonymous articles in The Times and The Daily Telegraph which may have perpetuated errors in an article by David Wright. The Guardian obituary, written by Stephen Plaistow, is correct apart from a sentence about Margaret's early life. There is no record of her having studied at the Royal Academy of Music, though she was awarded the LRAM in Easter 1939 (not 1949); and the date of her separation from Michael Kitchin can be put at late 1947. Margaret probably moved to England in the second half of 1948. Lewis Foreman's obituary in The Independent was based on an interview with Margaret for a BBC Radio 3 feature on Richard Itter.