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Parish councillor celebrates 45 years of dedicated service to his community
5:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014 in News
A parish councillor has celebrated 45 years of service to the community that supported him after the tragic death of his wife.
Derek Matthews, of Colchester Road, Bures, was left a widower when his 33-year-old wife Sally was killed in a road accident, leaving him to bring up their two children, Sarah and Andrew, alone.
But the community of Bures Hamlet pulled together to support him following the tragedy and, as a thank you, Mr Matthews has devoted the last 45 years to giving something back to the village, becoming a parish councillor for the village in 1969.
See this week's Halstead Gazette for the full story.
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