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Letter: Good to see people still respect those who gave so much

PUBLISHED: 09:09 29 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:09 29 October 2017

The crowd at the unveiling of the blue plaque to William Fleming, Gorleston lifeboatman and Coxswain. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The crowd at the unveiling of the blue plaque to William Fleming, Gorleston lifeboatman and Coxswain. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2017

This week, Monday, I had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the plaque on the house on Pavilion Road, Gorleston to honour Coxswain Wm Fleming.

I was expecting perhaps a dozen or so people to attend whereas there was possibly in excess of 100 in the bright sunshine.

It is good to know in this age when so much importance is placed on material things that there are people who still respect and value those who gave no much in decades gone by.

TERRY SORRELL

Germander Court,

Bradwell

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