Cromer remembers community champions
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
- 1 Pub transformed into 'breathtaking' family home for sale for almost £1m
- 2 Man accidentally downloaded indecent images of children, court hears
- 3 Delays expected with A47 to close in both directions for 15 miles
- 4 Man had cocaine hidden in car when stopped by police
- 5 Family 'increasingly concerned' about missing Beccles woman
- 6 Here are the new Covid travel rules which begin today
- 7 Flood alert on the Broads due to high water levels
- 8 Chef reopens historic Norwich coffee shop with roasts on the menu too
- 9 Norse chief executive quits for personal reasons
- 10 Trains cancelled after lorry crashes into bridge
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.