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TONY CURSON 1928-1999
Tony Curson was one of the best known residents of the village and totally immersed himself in school and village life. He was fully involved in parish church activities for about 50 years. He was a church warden for many years and treasurer and chairman of numerous church committees.
He was also a long standing parish councillor and vice-chairman at the time of his death.
Over the years he helped backstage with the annual village pantomime and was also involved with the Memorial Playing Field Committee, the parochial charity. He was a former chairman of the Middle School governing body and vice-chairman of Hethersett Choral Society.
Tony held just about every position within Hethersett Cricket Club having notched up over 22,000 runs, taken over 2,500 wickets and held nearly 700 catches.
He died whilst mowing the cricket square on May 10th, 1999
Fred Tuck 1910-2007
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Fred Tuck was
held at Hethersett Methodist Church.
Fred, who was an active Methodist and keen supporter of
TOC H, died on April 7th at the age of 96 after what was described
as a "life of service."
The service was led by Hethersett Methodist Minister the
Rev Derek Grimshaw.
Fred was born in September 1910 and came to Norfolk
with his family at the age of two, firstly to North Elmham and subsequently to
Dereham. After leaving school he was employed in the accounts department of
Hobbies and continued to live in Dereham when his parents moved to Wymondham.
It was at Dereham that Fred became interested in the work
of the local branch of TOC H – an organisation founded to provide respite
care for servicemen during the First World War.
“Fred always engendered the aims of TOCH which were
fellowship, service, fair mindedness and a celebration of the kingdom of God.
I have heard some lovely things said about a wonderful man. Fred was a man who
loved and was loved dearly,” Rev Grimshaw said.
Fred became secretary of the local branch of TOC H and in
1936 travelled to Great Yarmouth to hear the Rev Tubby Clayton speak about
leper colonies in Nigeria.
Fred’s nephew Richard Flower spoke of this meeting
being a “defining moment in Fred’s life.”
“Three weeks later he decided to work amongst the
lepers and sailed from Liverpool to West Africa. He later said that going to
Nigeria was the best thing he ever did,” Mr Flower said.
Whilst in Nigeria Fred met and married his wife Edna and
they were married for 54 years before Edna’s death in 1995.
Fred and Edna returned to the United Kingdom in 1958 and
Fred worked for eight years for
the Methodist Church in London and then for seven years at the Queen Victoria
Seamen’s Rest. He later worked for the justice department on the Isle of
Wight before moving back to Norfolk to live in Hethersett in 1975.
He became closely involved with the village Methodist
Church and was also a founder member of Wymondham Probus Club. Fred was also a
keen supporter of Norwich City Football Club and loved music, poetry and
“He had a mischevious sense of humour, but was a true gentleman,” Mr Flower added. The memorial service was preceded by cremation at St Faiths. The readings and hymns featured at both the crematorium and Hethersett were chosen by Fred himself.
Judith Evans - Died August 2007