Town mourns poppy collector

We will remember ... Popular Poppy Appeal collector and former stable lad George Wake, who has died aged 83.

We will remember ... Popular Poppy Appeal collector and former stable lad George Wake, who has died aged 83.

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One of Newmarket’s best known Poppy Appeal collectors has died just days before this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

George Wake, of Churchill Court, died in his sleep on Monday, October 31, hours after carrying out a collection in the town’s High Street for this year’s appeal, aged 83.

Among those paying tribute to the former stable lad was his eldest daughter Susan Peachey, from Holywell Row, and Bill Sadler, chairman of the Newmarket and District Branch of the Royal British Legion.

 

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