12/06/2024
Norwich, GB 13 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

TONY DAVIDSON, aged 90

The face of the Royal Navy, he was on recruitment posters for years. He was involved in a famous funeral and became a science fiction actor.

JIM LAWRENCE, aged 90

The youngest Thames Barge captain, he became an expert sailmaker, working on well-known TV programmes. Also he was a local entertainer in his native Essex.

ARTHUR BOYT, aged 85

A civil servant from Watford, he became famous for living off roadkill and dead animals he found on the beach – once causing a national outcry at Christmas time

PEGGIE LYNCH, aged 97

Widowed with six young children, she became a Liverpool foster carer, helping hundreds of young babies. Her life was dedicated to helping young people.

DESMOND STANFORD, aged 101

A Norfolk car mechanic who joined the Royal Navy and ended up a hero on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

JOAN BARTHOLOMEW, aged 97

Singer, dancer and beauty queen, she met and married comedian Eric Morecambe. She was his devoted partner, giving him tremendous support and was a widow for many years.

DON SUTHERLAND, aged 103

A conscientious objector during the war, he worked in a famous farming community. Constantly activating for peace, he finally appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.

MITZI DAVIES, aged 81

An actress most famous for appearing in Coronation Street, she was in many other very popular TV programmes for three decades before retiring to Corfu.

PADDY MACKLIN, aged 65

An maverick who tried to circumnavigate the world, but failed to prepare properly – leading to terrifying adventures, mishaps, and a fear that he was dead.