In Memoriam – Marjorie Houlston 1930 – 2021

Everyone who knew Marjorie will be sad to hear of her death, at the age of 91. She had lived almost her entire life in East Farndon and had been a stalwart of Village life.

The photo shows Marjorie (centre) at the ceremony at the copper beech tree in November 2019.

In short, Marjorie was what every community wants, someone to participate and do their stint to keep things going. Inevitably she will be sorely missed.

By clicking the link below, you can read more details of Marjorie’s life in East Farndon. This tribute has been written by Alan Langley with input from Marjorie’s daughter, Sue Grant.

If you would like to donate to East Farndon Church of St John The Baptist, in memory of Marjorie, then please click the link below,

The Spring - May Day 1950

What is the East Farndon Spring all about ?

Many thanks to Judy Hodgetts and Donna Jones for putting together a really interesting article about the Spring on Main Street in East Farndon. You can read this by clicking on the link below,

Judy and Donna would like to thank Alan Langley for passing on all of his excellent research into the Spring for inclusion in the article. They also want to thank Greta Hill for the wonderful afternoon they spent with her, chatting about life in East Farndon in the 1950s.

East Farndon Parish Council is hoping to receive more support and also raise funds to return the Spring to its former glory, turning it back into an interesting Village feature.

Please have a read and if you are interested in helping to restore this historic part of East Farndon, please email Russell Burton.

In Memoriam – Brenda Hopkins

It is really sad to learn that Brenda Hopkins has passed away. Brenda lived at Orchard House in East Farndon and she moved to the village in the late 1970s with her husband Derek, who died in 2013. May she rest in peace.

The following was announced in the Daily Telegraph on February 22nd,

Brenda Elizabeth Hopkins died peacefully at home with her family on 12th February 2021, aged 91. Much loved mother of Sara, Simon, James, Clive, Charlotte and Emma and grandmother to twelve grandchildren. Family funeral. All enquiries to J. Stamp & Sons. Tel: 01858 462524