Colin Borg: Marketing man who hatched the Poppy Line name for the North Norfolk Railway

Colin Borg the former marketing manager of the North Norfolk Railway who has died

Colin Borg the former marketing manager of the North Norfolk Railway who has died - Credit: Archant

The North Norfolk Railway is mourning the death of former marketing manager Colin Borg.

The heritage line's managing director Hugh Harkett said it was Mr Borg 'in the face of some opposition' who was the instigator of the 'Poppy Line' brand name - and had been proved right by its success.

'Colin had been a friend of the line since the early 1990s and we got to know him very well as our marketing man in constant touch with the media on our behalf and as a loyal member of the M&GN Society Council and then as a NNR Board Director.

'He always represented us well to outside interests and had many friends in the media,' said Mr Harkett, who said the railway was saddened at his passing.

Mr Borg, who was born in 1936, had been quite seriously ill for about a month, but after some hope of recovery was re admitted to hospital with a chest infection - and died with his family around him on March 19.


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Mr Borg leaves his wife Mandy and two sons, Chris and Guy. A funeral will take place at All Saints' Church, Putney Common at 2pm next Tuesday April 8.

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