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.


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 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.

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.

Roy Blackwell of Blackwell Print who has died at the age of 90.

Roy Keith Blackwell who along with his late brothers Peter and David, was a founding partner of R K Blackwell printers has died aged 90.

David Musson pictured with some of the stamps he sold to raise funds for Blickling Hall walled garden.

David Musson, who has died aged 79, devoted his career and retirement to the National Trust and the conservation of the English countryside.

Family and friends gathered in Fakenham to remember local man Karl. Picture: Ian Burt

They came to remember him on the steps where he often sat, under the sign of the town that adopted him.

Second World War D-Day Veteran John Eastbury   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Normandy veteran, well-known Cromer businessman and golfer, John Eastbury, has died aged 95.

Olga Kerr in 2005

Former owner of the Cromer Zoo Olga Kerr, who was also well known for being the daughter of famous clown Coco, has died aged 91.

Susan Brockdorff and husband Clive with pollen collected by bees used as food supplements and complementary medicines. Picture:  Steve Adams

Food and nutrition expert Susan Fletcher-Brockdorff, whose work has featured around the world, has died aged 58.

John Field when he retired in 2011, after many years in formal hire fashions. The company carries on, but without him at the helm. Picture: James Bass

John Field, Gorleston’s flamboyant formal hire specialist, is to be given a fitting wedding-style send-off complete with buttonholes, colourful outfits and top hats.

John Dashwood pictured in St Nicholas Minster. Picture: Charcrit Boonsom

Artist John Dashwood has left a lasting public legacy - painted on the walls of the town he was proud to call home.

A service of celebration in memory of Basil Todd was held at St Nicholas Church in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

He was described as a “giant of a man, both in stature and demeanour” and a packed St Nicholas Church in Dereham bore testimony to the great love and respect that was held for businessman Basil Todd.

Betty Boweren, still working as a lollipop lady after 41 years at the age of 80.
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A woman who devoted four decades of her life to helping children from a Norwich school cross the road safely, has died at the age of 90.

Fred and Eileen McLaughlin at their 65th wedding anniversary

Family and friends have paid tribute to a Royal British Legion member and “wonderful” man, with the legion’s standard paraded at his funeral as a mark of respect.

Bill Nash, of Swan Farm, Worstead.

Farmer, Second World War veteran and community stalwart Bill Nash raised many thousands of pounds over the years for the Royal British Legion.

Dr Terry Mitchell, a well respected doctor who was instrumental in setting up the Sandra Chapman Unit at Gorleston's James Paget Hospital, has died.

A “compassionate and caring” doctor who was a leading light in the development of a specialist cancer centre at Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital has died aged 74.

Age Concern North Norfolk is mourning the sudden death of befriending service manager Elva Gledhill (left) seen here with Mundesley pensioner Ros Emslie and volunteer befriender Barbara Ashton. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The sudden death of a much-loved charity worker and former Cromer special constable has left family, friends, colleagues and clients stunned.

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