Monday, 7 September 2020

Farewell to Old Buckenham shopkeeper

Villagers congregate outside village shop
The weather was overcast and damp but many villagers met together today on the edge of the Green to say their last farewells to Bill Wardman. Bill and his late wife Cecilia moved to Old Buckenham in 1964 and ran the village shop for 26 years.
The blog editor has put together a pictorial reminder of an emotional event.

A lone piper plays outside the Wardman's home
Villagers start to arrive...
... and so do the clergy
Talking to the family mourners
More villagers start to arrive
Rev Alistair Monkhouse talks about Bill...
...and leads the prayers
Light-hearted moment to look at old photographs
Hearse begins to leave
Piper leads hearse out to the road...
...and then off to the crematorium.

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