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The new facilities at Manor Park cricket ground at Horsford are officially opened. Maureen Wilkinson, wife of the Horsford president and builder, cuts the ribbon to open the extension to the main pavilion, with Steve Read, left, Horsford chairman; and Richard Wright, Norfolk cricket club. Picture: Denise Bradley

Cricket clubs around the region are mourning the loss of Horsford Cricket Club chairman Steve Read.

Susan Yaxley, of Larks Press. Photo: Larks Press.

An inspirational figure from the local publishing scene who was given a special award for outstanding contribution to East Anglian literature has died.

Pat Lucking: one of the last surviving members, and probably the last Battery Commander, of the 93rd Searchlight Regiment (Royal Artillery), the only all female regiment to have existed in the British Army.

One of the last surviving members of an all female army regiment which helped detect German aircraft during the Second World War has died aged 93.

Twiggy Holland, 64, who died from cancer on November 6 2016. Picture: DAVID HOLLAND

Scores of motorcyclists are expected to turn out for the funeral of a bike-mad grandmother.

Malcolm Perkins, former chief EDP reporter. Picture: Archant.

Tributes have been paid to a former journalist who was at the heart of the news in Diss and reported on business stories in the region.

Nick Raven- Norwich City Football Club

He dedicated his spare time to the football club and fans he loved.

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Dr Norman (Nick) McIver a popular GP and the key UK diving physician during the early years of the North Sea oil industry has died aged 76.

Tony West, leading a conga of youngsters down the zig-zag slope on Cromer Promenade during the town's Cromer Carnival children's week. Picture: SAMANTHA ANNISON

Tony West was the spirit of Cromer Carnival, and at its heart.

Anne Cowan receiving her MBE from the Lord Lieutenant at County Hall in Norwich.
Photo: Bill Smith
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A community stalwart who gave decades of her life to serving her adopted home of Gorleston has died aged 90.

Mr Cranefield returns to Arnhem in 2014

Knivett Garton Cranefield DFC, from Cringleford, was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for an act of unwavering bravery and valour in 1944.

Peter Boardman. Stalham Farmers Club.

Peter Boardman’s garden at How Hill Farm, Ludham, was a “gem of Broadland” and he was also known as the “King of Holly” for his work over more than half a century.

The Star Wars funeral procession for Finnbar Cork thorugh Hethersett.

It was a striking procession to honour a cherished little boy and his love of Star Wars.

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. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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   
Photo:  Adrian Judd   
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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.

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