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Thanksgiving service for Diss community champion

PUBLISHED: 15:37 18 April 2019

Diss community stalwart Glyn Walden, who has died aged 76, achieved the rare honours of being an honorary alderman of both Diss and South Norfolk. Picture: Denise Bradley

Diss community stalwart Glyn Walden, who has died aged 76, achieved the rare honours of being an honorary alderman of both Diss and South Norfolk. Picture: Denise Bradley

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He is the man credited with saving Diss Corn Hall and for 20 years public service to the town, now a thanksgiving service is to be held for Glyn Walden.

Mr Walden, who gained the rare honour of being appointed an alderman of both Diss and South Norfolk councils in recognition of his tireless championing of the town and district, died earlier this month aged 76.

He was offered the title of honorary alderman for Diss in 2012, following 20 years on the town council, including to two stints as mayor, while as chairman of the Diss Corn Hall Trust he is credited as the driving force behind its rejuvenation as an arts venue.

The flag at the venue has been flown at half mast as a mark of respect.

Mr Walden died peacefully at his home in Roydon. He is survived by Carole, his wife of 49 years, and two sons.

The thanksgiving service to remember his life will be held at St Mary's Church, Diss, on Tuesday 23 April at 1pm. His family would like to welcome people who wish to pay their respects.

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