Cromer remembers community champions

Cromer Town Council is providing a Memory Book dedicated to people have have given up their time to

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.

The names of the hard working volunteers who have passed away have been recorded in a memory book and will be read out by mayor Tim Adams at the annual town meeting on Wednesday.

The memory book was inspired by the death of a number of prominent Cromer Carnival supporters last year.

Carnival chairman Tony Shipp approached the town council with the idea of providing the memory book to honour their contribution.

He said: 'The town would not run without its volunteers, they do not go looking for publicity and the memory book will give some recognition for the work they have done for the town. The town council has had a very positive response to the idea and it is be nice to see something visible in their honour.'

The names to be read out this year are:

Austin Fisher – Carnival PA and photographer

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Malcolm McGreadie – Carnival founding member

Mick Weddup - Carnival founding member

John Dawes – Carnival former treasurer

Philip Bonnett – Carnival committee member for over 40 years

Ronnie Lake – Carnival helper

Libby Facey – Community stalwart

Ted Barker – Charity events at Cromer Social Club

Cromer mayor Tim Adams said: 'We have a very active volunteer community in Cromer and they are involved in nearly every aspect of the community. People who come here often say they never been to a town where so many people are supporting different things, there must be an infectious spirit.

'It is important for us to remember those people who have passed away both in years gone by and more recently. The memory book is a nice way to give them some recognition.'

The town meeting is being held at Cromer Parish Hall and starts 7pm.

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