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Maj Gen Alastair Duncan

A distinguished army officer who was a leading military commander in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Sierra Leone has died at the age of 63.

WELL ANSWERED! Ken Jary receives voucher awards from the Mayor of Yarmouth, John Winter, to acknowledge the local team's success in becoming national Champions of Champions in the 1963 Sporting Chance quiz on BBC Radio. Waiting their turn are his team colleagues, Andy Watt (left) and Derek

Caister cricket club legend and “outstanding local character” Ken Jary has died aged 86.

Bill Lee. 
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Bill Lee was the last surviving Second World War veteran in the North Walsham branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and his passing, the day before his 93rd birthday, marks the end of an era.

Frieda Feetham

A former Land Girl who was passionate about ensuring the women who worked the land while their men were at war were recognised for their efforts, has died.

Norman Sanders. Picture: SUBMITTED

Norman Sanders had a wife, six children and no money when he took over a bus company 41 years ago.

Lakshmi Holmström. Photo: supplied.

Tributes have been paid to a Norwich-based writer, translator and teacher who championed the voices of Tamil people and was made an MBE for her services to literature.

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Dr Tony Press, launching a baby resuscitation dvd at Hethersett in 2004   
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He was a pillar of the community who spent his life in the service of others.

Cromer Lifeboat display
Life boatmen 
L-r Billy Thirtle / John Worthington (oldest crew member 82 yrs) / Ralph Kirk
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A Sheringham lifeboat stalwart was given a fitting send-off this week, when crew members carried his coffin down the aisle of a packed St Peter’s Church for his funeral.

Richard Copeman

A much-loved grandfather who enjoyed a successful career in the chemical industry has died peacefully aged 82.

Mike Bloom, with point to point horse JoJo Boy.

Hundreds gathered at Wymondham Abbey to pay their last respects to a horseman and farmer who enjoyed success as both a rider and trainer.

Daniel Liffen pictured on his wedding day. He is reckoned the only person to have ever swum to Scroby Sands and back fromr Great Yarmouth's north beach.

Daniel Liffen who has died aged 81 was the first and possibly only person to swim out to Scroby Sands and back from Great Yarmouth’s north beach.

Rebecca Couse who died aged 33 after a short battle with pneumonia.

Friends and family have paid tribute to a Cromer woman who devoted her time to the town’s carnival.

David Trower (1938 - 2016), former M.D. of John Youngs Ltd. Picture: Supplied

A well-known member of Norfolk’s business and building community has died aged 78.

Cromer Town Council is providing a Memory Book dedicated to people have have given up their time to support causes in the town. It was suggested by Cromer Carnival chairman Tony Shipp and inspired by the death of several long standing supporters of the carnival last year. Pictured from left Tony Shipp, Cromer Mayor Tim Adams and Cromer Town Clerk Julie Chance.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

They left a legacy of selflessness and tireless dedication. And now fitting tribute is being paid to Cromer’s community champions who devoted time and effort to helping others.

Air Vice Marshal John Howe. Picture: SUBMITTED

Air Vice Marshal John Howe, who has died aged 85, followed a distinguished flying career with a new life on terra firma as a Norfolk sheep farmer - and loved both.

Gerald Morter, whose stage name was the Great Geraldini. Picture: EDP Library.

Tributes have been paid to a Norwich magician remembered by many as an impressive showman extremely dedicated to his craft.

Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley

Communities have rallied to help after widow’s plea to give her war veteran husband a fitting funeral.

Margaret Allen of Stalham who wants to give her late husband Stanley

As a teenager, he fought at the Battle of Kohima, one of the Second World War’s most pivotal - and brutal - clashes. But unlike many of those he served alongside, Stanley William Allen survived to return home and enjoy a long life.

Cromer Town Council is providing a Memory Book dedicated to people have have given up their time to support causes in the town. It was suggested by Cromer Carnival chairman Tony Shipp and inspired by the death of several long standing supporters of the carnival last year. Pictured from left Tony Shipp, Cromer Mayor Tim Adams and Cromer Town Clerk Julie Chance.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

They were unsung heroes who devoted time and effort to helping others. Now a fitting honour is being made to commemorate the work of Cromer’s selfless community champions.

Will Croft

Bandmates of a Norwich man who died after falling from the city’s bus station have paid a warm tribute to a friend and talented musician who was “a joy to be around”.

Mary Birkbeck, who has passed away at the age of 84.

Mary Birkbeck, of Little Massingham, passed away in hospital on January 8, at the age of 84.

Photographer Richard Denyer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Tributes have been paid to a master photographer who was passionate about capturing images of Norfolk and beyond and was a great inspiration to others pursuing a career in his craft.

HORACE WILKINSON WITH THE WYMONDHAM CIVIC AWARD

Horace Wilkinson was known as an institution of Wymondham for his dedication to many projects and organisations in the community.

Jack Bowhill's 25 years party at Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: supplied.

A Norwich theatre has paid tribute to a backstage legend who worked at the city venue for more than 40 years.

Elsie Nash pictured with her husband Bill a few years ago.
 
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For more than half a century Elsie Nash devoted her time and passion to the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Gerry Grimes. Picture: JUST AYLSHAM

Gerry Grimes loved Aylsham and devoted countless voluntary hours to making it a thriving community.

Gavin Paterson pictured in 2010 for the EDP.

Tributes have been paid to a former Norwich City directors who has died, aged 85

Golden wedding couple Bonnie and Peter Benge from Gorleston.

Peter has made a cake to celebrate their Goilden wedding anniversary. He also made his own wedding cake.


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A celebrated baker whose eponymous shop has served generations has died aged 78.

Adam Frere-Smith.

Tributes have been paid to a popular surfer who dedicated countless hours training others to save lives.

Irene Ogden, who inspired many pupils in her role as art mistress at Norwich High School. Photo: submitted.

A special memorial service is to be held to celebrate the life of a Norwich art teacher who inspired countless pupils over more than three decades.

Andrew 'Gordon' Robertson, former landlod of the Mitre pub, Norwich, with wife Margarita Robertson. Submitted

A former pub landlord is to be granted his final wish, as his body will say one last farewell to the pub he ran for more than a decade.

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