Council pays tribute to former Hunstanton Mayor Fred Pooley
Tributes have been paid to a former Mayor of Hunstanton, whose funeral will take place later this month.
Fred Pooley, who became the town’s civic head in 2002, died on Christmas Eve, aged 74, following a short illness.
A town council statement said: “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.”
Born in Hunstanton, Mr Pooley moved to Wisbech at the age of five before returning to the town in the 1970s, following his marriage to his wife, Bessie-Lynne.
The council statement continued: “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.”
Mr Pooley’s funeral will take place at the Mintlyn Crematorium, on Friday, January 21, at 12.15pm.
Family flowers only are requested. Donations for the NSPCC can be made through Thornalley Funeral Services at Austin Street, Lynn, or online via www.tfs.co.uk/obituary.