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1st May 1946 to 25th April 2020

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Maurice Green, a longtime resident of Wreningham.

Born in Portsmouth, he grew up in Duxford with five siblings, four sisters and a brother. Maurice was a practical young man with a preference for metalwork and mechanics over more theoretical subjects. He excelled at sports and became an ABA Eastern Counties boxing champion. He had a variety of jobs, including dairyman, driver, working with thoroughbred race horses, and as a coalman. Maurices’ love of horses was central to his life; he was a steward at the racing track in Wreningham.

His passion for horses was shared by Pam. They married in 1967, the next year Nick was born, followed by Darryl in 1973. The Greens stabled their horses at Hill House Farm where they supported Mr & Mrs Peel and eventually inherited the farm. An easy going man with simple tastes, Maurice did not do holidays, he worked hard and enjoyed his dog, a simple life, his family, his horses and, of course, his Massey Ferguson tractor.

He passed away in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital being treated for cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Pam, his two sons, Nick and Darryl and Nick’s partner, Annie. His cremation was held at Breckland Crematorium on 13 May 2020 and following his wishes, his ashes will be scattered across the fields on his farm.

His family are grateful for the many tributes, flowers and cards received and ask that any donations be made to the Norfolk and Norwich Colney Centre.

A regular sight about Wreningham, Maurice and his tractor

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Wreningham Parish Council Chair

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