Well-known North Walsham stalwart weds

Mike Ling and Brenda Davey on their wedding day. Picture: SIMON WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Mike Ling and Brenda Davey on their wedding day. Picture: SIMON WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Well-known community stalwart and retired North Walsham optometrist Mike Ling has wed his partner, Brenda Davey.

The couple met two years ago while on holiday in Turkey and were married at Edingthorpe Church.

Widower Mr Ling founded his New Road optician's practice in 1965.

A keen local historian, he has an extensive collection of photographs and North Walsham artefacts and is president, and a former chairman, of the North Walsham and District Community Archive Group.

Mr Ling is also a former chairman of the town's chamber of trade and Round Table Club, and a past president of North Walsham Rotary Club. He still gives talks on the history of spectacles.


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The new Mrs Ling is a retired primary school teacher who hails from Beccles but had been living in Aberdeen.

Between them the couple, who live on North Walsham's Grammar School Road, have four grown-up children.

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Mr Ling's son Martin was best man at the wedding.

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