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Molly Stibbons at the Cromer hospital official opening. She also sang, as a schoolgirl, at the opening of the previous hospital in 1932. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A retired nurse who was a guest of honour at the opening of Cromer’s new hospital has died aged 94.

North Norfolk artist James Bucknill, who has died

North Norfolk artist James Bucknill has died, aged 87.

Keith Harris and Orville.

Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, died today aged 67, his agent said.

Gerry Jarvis

Tributes have poured in to former borough councillor and all round “lovely man” Gerry Jarvis who showed huge commitment to his seaside community in a range of spheres.

Norfolk Character (for Back of Sunday), Chairman of North Norfolk District Council; Cyril Durrant.
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Tributes are continuing to come in for long-serving north Norfolk councillor Cyril Durrant, who has died aged 83 after an illness.

Cyril Durrant during his last spell as chairman of North Norfolk District Council in 2003. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Cyril Durrant was a larger-than-life character who graced the county’s council chambers, countryside and rugby fields with his big heart and good humour.

Mary-Jane Kingsland with her husband Adrian Kingsland, pictured in 2014. Photo: EDP

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to a sparkling business mentor, wife and mother who has died aged 56 after a short and sudden fight with cancer.

Ruby Butcher, founder of Ruby's Tea Stall on Norwich Market, has died aged 91.

Tributes have been paid to the founder of a popular tea stall on Norwich Market.

Building a replica of a Viking trading vessel from the keel up for the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall presented a unique challenge for boat builder Brian Cumby, who has died.

A Great Yarmouth-born art student who went on to forge a worldwide reputation as a builder of wooden ships and historical constructions has died, aged 64.

Flight Lieutenant Henry Stockings (DFC), who was in Bomber Command. He later lived in Poringland, and died aged 98 on February 10, 2015. Picture: SUBMITTED

A prisoner of war who played a part in The Great Escape tunneling effort has died peacefully aged 98.

Sea Palling lifeboat stalwart Sam Sheldon

A lifeboat stalwart who has died from cancer aged 58 will be given a seafaring send-off at his funeral on Monday.

Nora Bullen

A woman who cooked breakfasts for the cast of Dad’s Army as well as nurturing the fledgling careers of many EDP reporters has died aged 90.

Patricia Hewett, who died on February 12, 2015, aged 87.

A foster mother who gave happy childhood memories to more than 40 youngsters has died peacefully.

Barbara Ross OBE who has died (Feb 2015)

Her determination to fight injustice wherever she saw it inspired decades of work supporting the transgender community.

John Alston, High Sheriff of Norfolk, at home in his garden at Besthorpe Hall with dogs Sophie and Cara.
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From an inauspicious start to his career at County Hall, when he failed to get a nomination to stand as councillor from his own party, John Alston went on to become a “great champion” for Norfolk.

Mark Callf who said

Friends of a motorsport photographer who died of lung cancer have promised “his legacy will live on”.

Clive Morris, who was chairman of the North Norfolk Railway. Picture: STEVE ALLEN

The chairman of the North Norfolk Railway has died after a short illness.

Violet Anderson pictured in her Maundy outfit on the day she met the Queen in 1996. Picture: SUBMITTED

The grateful village of Felmingham has named a new development Anderson Close in recognition of an all-round community stalwart.

Rosemary Rix

Former librarian Rosemary Rix put her talents to good use in writing her community’s newsletter for 19 years.

Rev Canon Roger MacPhee. Picture: PAUL DAMEN

Priest, teacher, singer and cook - Roger MacPhee was known and admired by thousands in many walks of life.

Suffolk based artist Cavendish Morton working in the studio at his home in Eye in August 1964. Mr Morton’'s landscapes, river scenes and seascapes were exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. He was the Mayor of Eye in 1956-57 and again in 1975-76.

A former East Anglian artist, designer, teacher and philanthropist has died at his home on the Isle of Wight at the age of 103.

Jack Hall drumming with Trevor Hart in Mundesley when he was 84.

Tributes have been paid to a well-known shopkeeper and musician.

Cat loving post lady Avril Harris who has died aged 62

She was a friend to all as she delivered letters and parcels on her Dereham round, but now a whole community, including its four-legged members, is mourning the death of its favourite post lady.

Geoffrey Humphrys in his study at home.

A former north Norfolk head teacher, known and respected by thousands of pupils, has died, aged 93.

Obituary Alice Mary Symonds

Alice Mary Symonds, who has died at 93, was a Wroxham-born grandmother who ran a village shop, her story was accepted by Norfolk Record Office as an example of the life of Norfolk people during the 20th Century.

Entertainer Carl Adams. Picture: EDP Library

Carl Adams, the entertainer who saved Gorleston Pavilion from closure and helped to make theatre the successful venue it is today, has died.

Fepow William Bilyard preparing to lay a wreath at the memorial service

A former prisoner-of-war who was instrumental in the creation of a unique memorial in Great Yarmouth has died aged 93 – just weeks after laying a wreath at the Remembrance service in the town.

Former long-stLiz Jones. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A shocked Aylsham is mourning the loss of Liz Jones, who had been at the forefront of community life for decades.

John Lavendar

A well known Great Yarmouth jeweller has died at the age of 92.

Jack

Well-known north Norfolk fisherman and former lifeboat coxswain Jack “Joyful” West has died at his Sheringham home aged 88.

Lowestoft mayor Roger Bellham has died.

Picture: James Bass

Tributes have been paid to the Mayor of Lowestoft, who died this morning.

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