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A brave airman

A survivor of a wartime Stanhoe plane crash has died.


Puppets in the sun

Norwich Puppet Theatre invites you to an afternoon of fun at the Bishop’s Palace.


Wool educated

WI members learn from an expert spinner.


Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes - 10 May 2018


Gardens record

Saturday’s Open Gardens raised around £2,800.


Parish Council Accounts

Parish Council Accounts 2017 - 2018


A plantsman remembered

An appreciation of the late Ken Beckett by his friends and fellow botanists.


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14 March 2018

Ken Beckett

Ken Beckett died on 21 February after a short illness.

Wake at the Farmer’s Arms

Update 14 March: After Ken’s funeral there will be a wake at the Farmer’s Arms, Knights Hill, King’s Lynn.

The funeral is on Friday 16 March at 4.45 pm at King’s Lynn crematorium, his son Keith reports.

Gillian (standing) and Ken (squatting) in the garden with flowers and birdbath

Gillian and Ken in their garden in Stanhoe

Ken and his wife Gillian lived for many years at Bramley Cottage in Stanhoe. Ken was not much involved in village affairs but supported Gillian in her work with the WI, Stanhoe Archive and many other activities.

Ken was a professional botanist who created the Stanhoe variety of geranium. He authored an impressive number of books for gardeners, as you can see on Amazon and Worldcat.

Gillian died in August 2016, and in February 2017 Ken moved to a smaller house in Docking.

Posted by: Charles
Posted on: 14 March 2018

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