Link with Sheringham ends with death of woman aged 106

A link with Sheringham has been severed by the death, at 106, of Vera Fox-Browne.

At her Rutland funeral, the vicar quoted one of the family's letters of sympathy: 'It feels as if a great slab of Sheringham cliffs has slipped away into the sea.'

Born in London, Vera came to live with her aunt and uncle in Sheringham and went to school in the town. Her uncle, Ernest Risebro, was the golf professional at Sheringham for many years.

Vera met her husband George when they attended a dance organised by Mrs Palmer in Cliff Road. George was then a young teacher in Sheringham, having trained at Melton Constable with Vera's good friend Jean Blacklock, of Lockerbie House. The couple married at All Saints Church, Upper Sheringham ,in 1925.

Vera and George moved away when he became headmaster of a school in Ryhall, Rutland, but continued to holiday in the town. Her only child, Maureen, and her husband Gordon still visit Sheringham annually.


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Her 106th birthday was celebrated at the care home near Stamford where she spent her final 12 years.

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