Cromer’s own Diamond lady celebrates 60 years of service

Another diamond anniversary was celebrated on Monday as Cromer marked Vera Woodcock's 60 years of unbroken service as a councillor.

Town mayor Gwen Smith presented Mrs Woodcock with a medal and a bouquet of flowers after making a speech thanking her for her six decades on Cromer urban district and town councils.

Mrs Smith told Mrs Woodcock that the town was proud of her and everything that she had done for Cromer.

Mrs Woodcock told the gathered crowd that she had a wonderful life, starting work with the police before joining Norfolk Careers Service where she worked until her retirement in 1986 - the same year that she was made an MBE.

She was originally elected to the former Cromer Urban District Council on May 5 1952 and said that she had enjoyed her years as a councillor. She serves on the Cromer Christmas lights committee and paid tribute to 'her boys and girls' who worked so hard getting the town ready for the festive season.

Cllr Woodcock has two children, Caroline and Chris. She was accompanied on Monday by Chris, who is a Norfolk police officer.

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