Halesworth & Southwold Community News June 2019 5


A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mrs Dawn Elizabeth Leggett was held in St Peter's Church, Holton, on Friday 29th March 2019. She had recently returned from a holiday abroad where she had been feeling unwell passed

away aged

and unexpectedly peacefully


her home in Holton on March 2nd

74. Entry music

was “And Winter Came ...” by Enya. The Reverend Bill Mahood officiated and the hymns with Jason Busby on the organ were “The Lord's My Shepherd”, “All things Bright and Beautiful” and “The Day Thou Gavest, Lord Is Ended” were

sung. Bible Readings

were Psalm 46 and Chapter 14: verses 1-6 and 27 from St John's Gospel. In a tribute the sentences by David Hawkins, “You Can Shed Tears That Nana is Gone” were read by grandchildren

Emma and

Oliver. In his address the Revd Mahood said that Dawn was born on November 13th 1944 to Margery and Alan Abrams in the Clifton area in Bristol where Margery was evacuated, due to the war, to stay with relatives. She was their second child, her older brother is Paul and younger sister is Jill. In the

were living at Shenfield when Dawn trained

mid 1950's the family and


as a telephonist at Barclays Bank head office in London. During that time she met Reg Leggett and they were married in September 1963 and lived in a flat in Forest Gate, London. They saved enough for their first house on a new estate in Writtle, Chelmsford, but had been there for only a short time when Reg's firm asked him to carry out some work at a factory in Norfolk, whilst there Reg was asked to move to Halesworth to help and establish a new factory there and they moved to their present house in Holton in 1967. Dawn worked in the office of

In Loving Memory of Gladys Royce

DEAR wife, loving mum and nan who passed peacefully away on June 25th 2006. Sadly missed, loved


remembered always. John, Alan, Jackie

and Larry, Sarah, Adam, Amy and Mia.

Regina Mary Leverett

IN loving memory of Gina, who passed away 21st June 2018, a very dear friend and sadly missed.

Also on June 5th, what would have been her 70th birthday, how she would have partied! From Sue and Neville

the new factory for about a year and moved from there to work for the Halesworth doctors in their dispensary in Halesworth Market

P Abrams (brother), Mr & Mrs G Speller (sister),


and Jodiean Speller, Paul Speller

(nephews), Nathan

Place during which time she had two children, Wendy and Mark. She later worked in the new surgery at Cutlers Hill. She then qualified as a Keep Fit instructress and had her own classes which she took to perform at the Royal Albert Hall and Seymour Hall in London.

She then trained and passed exams to be a doctors' practice manager, but never took a post doing this. After leaving the surgery she became self- employed, carrying out soft furnishings. Keen on sport she enjoyed playing tennis in Halesworth

and created some golf in

Southwold. Never idle at home she enjoyed working in their garden and for relaxation she


tapestries. When she stopped working she took up playing bridge which she loved and played 3 or 4 times a week at clubs in Southwold and Walberswick and with friends in their homes. She will always be remembered for her smile and happy disposition and always willing to help others and, as one member put it, “a light has gone out of our lives”. Dawn loved and enjoyed her family and all get-together days and she liked to travel in their mobile home, the first one of which she helped to fit out, and she enjoyed overseas holidays. On their last and 15th holiday in Eygpt she was unwell, and on returning home she saw their doctor and was being treated, but on the second day home she died in Reg's arms. The family and immediate mourners were her husband Reg, Mr & Mrs P Blankley (daughter), Mr M Leggett and Linda (son), Emma, Oliver,

Georgia and Arron (grandchildren), Mr & Mrs HOWLETT

GRETA would like to express her sincere thanks to all who attended the funeral of her dearly loved husband, John, on April 17th at Rumburgh Church. If desired, donations in memory of John for the Church Fund will be gratefully accepted and can be sent c/o Rosedale Funeral Services, 19 Market Place, Halesworth IP19 8BB.

David Alexander Jones

PASSED away 1st June 2013. Will always be remembered with love. Still very much missed.

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(great nephew) Hannah and Larissa (great nieces), Mr & Mrs W Childs, Mr & Mrs E Clarke (cousins), Mr & Mrs F Ashford, Margaret Blankley, Roy Wells. Others present included Doreen Addison also rep Margaret Adkinson and the Monday Bridge Club, Christine

and Sally

Alexander, Derek Anns also rep

Halesworth Duplicate Bridge Club, Joan Attridge, Candace Austin, Denise Beale, Robert & Jean Bedford, Sally Bedford, Colin and Dot Bird, Faith Blackman, Peter Dot

Booley rep

Blackman, Ruth


family, Simon Bridle, Hilary Carpenter, Barbara Chapman, Alison and Peter Chipperfield, Malcolm Clarke, Betty Cole, Margaret

Cunnell also rep

Sylvia Rampley, Tricia Farrow, Helen Fensom, Helen Fitch, Susan Francis, Christine and Alan Hall, Mrs Vivien Hunt also rep Blyth Valley Bridge Club, Sharon and Mick Green, Marjorie Handley, Alan Ingate, Mrs Maureen Jamison, Linda and Ted Joslin, Helen and Chris Knevett, Eileen Lowe also rep Basil, John and Wendy Mendham, Cecilia Metherell, Doreen Miles, Derek Newby, Judy Nicholls, Dr W and Mrs Pagan, Val Parker, Elaine Peck, Joyce Rushbrook, Marian Reeder, Lisa

Taylor, Mrs

Rosemary Thomas also rep Erica Donovan, Jackie Thrower also rep Cliff, Anita Tovell, Kathy and Alan Vaughan, Jan Watrup also rep Ben and Beth, Mrs Diana

Whale, Carole

White, Pat Rennie, Sarah Giles, and Moyra Rogers. The Commendation, Committal and Blessing were given in the Church and Exit music was Enya's “Journey of the Angels”. There were beautiful floral tributes from Reg

and the family and

cremation followed. Donations in the Church in memory of Dawn for the East Anglian Air Ambulance amounted to £460. Further donations are invited and may be sent to: EAAA, Hanger E, Norwich Airport, Norwich. NR6 6EG. Derek Newby

In loving memory of Christine who died

June 4th 2007

PRECIOUS are the memories, No one can take away, They stay with us forever, To cherish every day.

Love Sheila, Ronnie, Rachel & Oliver


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Funeral Report of the late Keith Rogers 1936 – 2019

OUR family would like to thank all those that made the late Keith Rogers’ funeral, on Friday 17 May 2019 a day to remember. The United Reformed Church in Halesworth was full of relatives and friends. The Service was conducted by Jon Sermon. We all gathered, after the

burial in Halesworth Cemetery, at the Holton Airfield Museum, of which he was a founding member. We had lovely food provided by Maureen and cake appeared from nowhere.

The museum

girls and boys did us proud with welcome cups of tea and coffee. Thank you everyone. Immediate family mourners were: Gordon and Una Rogers. Sally

and Victoria Ian Rogers. and

MacDonald. Oliver

MacDonald (for Jamie MacDonald).

Other family members were: Richard

Helen Cook.

Angela and John Chapman. Angela Willis. Janet Cracknell. Georgina and David Joss. Lankester family – Joyce, Cathy and husband (for Grace). Michael

Girling. Graham

Drew. Friends of Keith were:

Shirley Griffin and Bekka. Pennock family. Jenny Norton. Glenys Thurston. Dub Chenery. Blondie.

Linda Grimwade.

John and Eileen Howard. Barry and Jo MacDonald. Alan and Dawn Warne. J Aldous (for G Kerrison). Mr and Mrs Gerald Ellis (for Mr and Mrs David Ellis). Charlie Gooch. Buzzy Took (for Maureen). Sue Bacle. Alan and Christine Hall (for Chris Chapman). Michael and Margaret Etheridge. Bob and Marj Shiers. Richard and Janet Canham. Owen and Jane Dale (for Dolly Pymar). Richard Pymar. Heather


Michael Kent and Audrey Cutler. Cecil Greenwood and Joan Coby (for Mr and Mrs James Coby). Carol Brown. Richard and Nina Canham. Pat and Donny Fisk. Harold and Phyllis Johnson. Michael Gilbert. Margaret Newson. Mr Lee. Judith Woolnough. Jason Busby (Organist) John Lewis (URC), Pat Pott (URC). We apologise if we have left anyone off this list. Thank you anyway.

Also thanks for the donations amounting to over £200 for Keith’s charities.

Lillie and me, the good old days

WE met, we married a long time ago, (1956) we didn’t have much, wages were low. No tele, no radio, no bath, times were hard, just a cold water tap, gas and a walk up the yard. No holiday abroad no carpets on the floors, we had coal on the fire and never locked the doors. Children arrived, no pill in those days, we raised them together without any state aid. No valium, no drugs, no LSD,

we cured all our pains with a nice cup of tea. If you were sick you were treated at once,

not told to make an appointment and come back next month. No vandals, no muggings, there was nothing to rob, in fact, you felt rich with a couple of bob. But people were happy in those far off days, tender and caring in so many ways. Milkmen and paper boys would whistle and sing, a night at the flicks was a wonderful thing. Oh, we had our fair share of trouble and strife, we just had to face it, that was life. Now I’m alone and look back through the years, I remember the blessings the home full of love, we faced it all together, for that I thank God Sleep tight sweetie, don’t forget to save my place. If only I could have my darling Lillie back, I would happily start all over again.


IN loving Memory of Ernie Smith

aged 69 years, son

of Stan and Vi passed away Sunday 2nd June 2019 at Beech House Halesworth. Sadly missed by brother

Ernie Smith Phillip

and family, Sam and Amy and all

Cindy, his

friends at Beech House. For funeral details please contact Woolnough's Funeral Services on 01986 872204.

Researching The Laurels, Rectory Lane

I AM researching the history of The Laurels in Rectory Lane, Halesworth. I know that it was gifted to the URC church (Halesworth

Chapel) in 1931 and lived in by various Ministers

Independent of

the Church. In 1936 Mr H N Etheridge, a prominent worker

of the East Suffolk Methodist Circuit was living there. Can anyone

tell me who lived

there after Mr Etheridge, is the house still owned by the URC church, if not, when was it sold and who bought it.

Janet Huckle 01986 875351

News from Halesworth Community Church

WE knocked on the door – no reply. We tried phoning – no- one picked up. That was strange. We had travelled from Suffolk to Bristol to visit a family that had requested help – but we got no response. Suddenly the door burst open and there was our host. She had been at the other end of the house preparing a meal; her phone was on silent – but at last we were welcomed in.

It was so good to sit with that family – Dad from South Africa, Mum from Jamaica and three young people ranging from thirteen years old to early twenties and to hear their story and struggles and to be able to offer help. By the time we left a few hours later, we had eaten well, and they had plenty of food for thought. Another couple we visited in the same city were being run ragged by their lovely but rather wilful

children. We trust that advice given

will mean that the

children will be more secure and peace will reign. Those are just two situations

that form part of the ongoing work of the church. Recently a lady struggling with ME wrote in from America saying, ‘I am in great need of support as several difficult issues have developed and I am floundering on my own.’ Whether in person, email,

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