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Members and staff of Hunstanton Town Council are saddened to hear of the recent death of Mr Fred Pooley and would like to send their condolences to his family.

Fred Pooley was a larger-than-life person, born and raised in Hunstanton until 1951 when, at the age of 5, moved near to Wisbech with his mother Hilda.

After marrying Bessie-Lynne Cook in 1974 he returned back home to Hunstanton where he made his home and built his business. He could often be found at Rainbow Park around the Ghost train and gallopers, laughing and enjoying the company of others.

He was a loving family man and was regularly seen around Hunstanton pushing his grandchildren in a pram when they were babies, an activity he really enjoyed as a proud grandfather.

Fred was an active member of Hunstanton Town Council for several years and in May 2002 was elected Chairman of the Council and Mayor of Hunstanton. A position he took great pride in, excelled in and was proud to be acknowledged as part of the community.

Fred leaves his widow, two children, a son in law, daughter in law and three grandchildren, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

Posted: Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:07 by Jan Roomes

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