Bench to be installed in memory of Woodbury man

A BENCH in memory of a well-known Woodbury man who died last month will be installed at the village s cricket field. Bob Miller, 90, of Thorns Cottage, died on August 27 after suffering a severe stroke. The retired painter and decorator, a keen cricket f

A BENCH in memory of a well-known Woodbury man who died last month will be installed at the village's cricket field.

Bob Miller, 90, of Thorns Cottage, died on August 27 after suffering a severe stroke.

The retired painter and decorator, a keen cricket follower, had played for Woodbury Cricket Club for a number of years in the early part of his life.

He leaves his wife, Nora, 88; son Robert; three grandchildren, Kevin, Lee and Hayley, and four great grandchildren, Matthew, Amber, Scarlet and Finley.


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Nora, married to Bob for 69 years, said not only was he fanatical about cricket, he was a passionate all-round sports fan.

"You name it he played the game, whether it was cricket, darts, skittles or golf," she explained.

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Nora added: "He adored his family and was a Woodbury man through and through.

"He endeavoured to be the best in most things he took part in and would do a good turn for anybody if he could - he was just that type of person."

Councillors at Woodbury Parish Council agreed to the bench being installed in memory of Bob at a meeting held on Monday, September 14.

The proposal was approved with the condition the family purchases and installs the bench. They also have to liaise with the council regarding its style and look after it the feature.

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