Mrs Elizabeth ( Betty ) Pearce

This obituary appeared in the September 2012 Orwell Bulletin

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Cancer has taken Betty from us. She came to live in Fishers Lane when she married Maurice Pearce, a Manor Farm worker, in 1948. They brought up two daughters here and like many Orwell ladies, Betty did seasonal work, fruit picking in the local orchards. Her neighbours remember her as a “nice friendly woman who would help anyone”, and who bore her long illness stoically. She is also remembered as a the winner of the Glamorous Granny competition during Orwell’s celebration of the Queen’s silver Jubilee in 1977.

Betty and Maurice who predeceased her, were members of Orwell Friendship Club, and became the first residents of Lordship Close, when they moved there in 1986 from Fishers Lane.

This page was added by Pat Grigor on 26/04/2013.

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