Former Cromer High School deputy head dies

A former long-serving deputy head at Cromer High School, Clement Lond, has died aged 85 after a short illness.

Mr Lond, known as Clem, came from a Suffolk farming family. Army service interrupted his ambition to become a teacher, but after a spell in the Irish Guards, which included attending the post war Nazi death camps, he went to Durham University to train for his chosen profession.

He joined the Ashmole school in London as a geography and sports teacher before moving to Cromer in the early 1960s, where he served for two decades until his retirement.

Mr Lond did a further spell teaching at Runton and Sutherland private school in West Runton for five years before finally giving up work.

After the death of his first wife Barbara in 1994 he remarried to Philippa. He also leaves son Paul having been predeceased by his other son Mark.

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Mr Lond was a keen gardener, taking the roles of treasurer and secretary of the Cromer Horticultural Society, and played bowls at Pinewoods.

His widow said he had a 'great spirit of adventure' and loved talking to people. He died in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on January 12 two days after being admitted having suffered a stroke. A funeral is being held at St Faith's crematorium at 12.30pm on Monday February 6 with a service of thanksgiving at Beeston Regis Church at 2pm. Donations to Alzheimer's UK and the Stroke Association through Blyth and Sons funeral directors at Sheringham.

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