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Haverhill Echo ten years ago

Echo, July 28, 2005


A kind-hearted person who discovered an abandoned wheelchair in Howe Road, Haverhill, contacted the Police who returned it to its owner, 75-year-old Phyllis Mumford, who was terminally ill with cancer.

The good condition of the wheelchair and the fact that it was ditched probably meant, said police, that it was more likely to have been a ‘stupid prank’ than an actual theft.

Without her wheelchair, Phyllis had found herself unable to get out and about and do the things she usually enjoyed doing.


After 26 years delivering post around the village of Kedington on her bicycle, Marion Dixon cycled off into retirement having reached her 60th birthday.

Mrs Dixon, who lived in Silver Street, Kedington, said she would not miss getting up at 6.30am and having to cycle in the cold and rain.

After completing her final round, villagers gathered at the post office to present her with her leaving present, a shiny new red bike and flowers.

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