In Blackwater we have been very shocked to hear of Fred’s death. He was a regular at our Poppins Friendship Group every Thursday morning and frequently entertained the other members with his stories. He particularly enjoyed our Christmas Lunches each year and would come dressed in his festive jumper, ready for fun, particularly with old colleagues from Teagle’s.
He supported many other of our events, particularly the annual Spring Show and Vintage Vehicle Rally. At the show he entered his art work and preserves which always won prizes. For the rally he brought exhibits to display outside the hall.
He supported many other Village Hall events, nothing was too much trouble. When new lights were installed not quite to our plans he lent us a scaffold tower so that it could be corrected.
There is a great deal of respect for him in the village and he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.