Obituary: Clive Morris - a driving force at North Norfolk Railway

Clive Morris, who was chairman of the North Norfolk Railway. Picture: STEVE ALLEN

Clive Morris, who was chairman of the North Norfolk Railway. Picture: STEVE ALLEN - Credit: Archant

The chairman of the North Norfolk Railway has died after a short illness.

Clive Morris, who was 78, was a driving force at the heritage attraction which he joined in 1981 after a high level career with the Central Electricity Board.

He used his engineering training and workmanship skills to help with the railway's carriage and wagon restoration, particularly the Quad-Art set and King's Cross suburban four.

Mr Morris was also previously secretary of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society and involved in the early restoration of the B12 locomotive.

He was also an active member of the Heritage Railway Association and a keen railway modeller.


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Railway managing director Hugh Harkett said Mr Morris was 'greatly respected for his wisdom, leadership and practical work skills on the North Norfolk Railway.

'He did not suffer fools gladly, but he is assured a place in the history of the NNR and will be sorely missed.'

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Mr Morris lived at Godalming in Surrey. He leaves a wife Betty, and daughter and son-in-law Lindsey and Terry and twin grandsons.

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