MEMORIAL TO THE LATE PETE GREEN (PETE TRAVIS)

Posted 08/09/2022 : By: Trevor Gurney

MEMORIAL PLAQUE FOR TOWN'S 'LARGER THAN LIFE CHARACTER' UNVEILED

 

A south Norfolk town's well known former town crier has been remembered on a new memorial plaque which was unveiled on Saturday 10th September.

 

Pete Green (also known as Pete Travis) died, aged 72, in the early hours of Sunday June 27 2021 following a blaze at his home on Damgate Street, Wymondham.  He served as Wymondham's town crier and became a history-making councillor when he was elected to the town council in 2019 - representing a political party of his own founding.

 

The creation and installation of the memorial plaque in the town centre's Priory Gardens was organised by his friend and town councillor colleague Annette James.  "After we lost him so tragically I knew I wanted some sort of permanent memorial for him in the town.  He was such a larger than life character it just had to happen."

 

Mr Green's son, Ben Green, said he was "delighted to see my father remembered in this colourful way.  Our family and his friends now have somewhere special to visit and remember him in the town he loved so much."  

 

Wymondham's Mayor, Cllr Kevin Hurn, unveiled the plaque during a short ceremony.  "It was an honour to unveil this fitting tribute to a fellow town councillor and man whom I never got to know well enough because he was tragically taken too soon."

 

Floral tributes were laid by Mr Green's grandchildren Alice (5) and Emily (7).

Photo by Lucy Nixon