It was very sad to hear of the death of Ron Hunt on 10th November at the age of 91.
Ron and Anne Hunt lived in Carbrooke for 21 years moving into their house in Mill Lane in June 1982, they were involved in many aspects of Carbrooke life. Ron was very involved with the youth of the village, he entertained the children in school at the Christmas parties, and we believe he knew ‘Father Christmas’, quite well, and was able to invite him along too! He served as a Parish Councillor, on the Village Hall Committee, the setting up of the Millennium Village Green, and was Verger in the Church, – acting particularly at funerals.
Ron loved sport particularly football & cricket, on Saturday mornings Ron would organise football practice for the village boys on the school’s small playing field. The fathers who attended and helped knew Ron was in charge because he had the whistle. When the Schools football team played in tournaments he was a very enthusiastic supporter and, one Saturday he organised a trip to Wembley Stadium for the boys and their parents.
When the Village Hall was in need of some funds Ron organised a Camel Racing night, the sight of him striding down the village hall in his flowing arab clothes still lingers in the memory.
When the Wayland Partnership was set up Ron became Carbrooke’s first representative on the Partnership committee and for many years he helped with the production and distribution of the New Penny News.
Over the years that he lived in the village was also a member of the village Dance Club, Carpet bowls club and Gardening club. He was also a Trustee of the village’s Coal Charity for many years.
Ron and Anne moved to Mattishall several years ago, but continued to visit and help in Carbrooke, until Rons recent illness. We were delighted that they managed to attend the Heritage Weekend at the end of September.
His cheery smile and laugh will long be remembered, but he was not afraid to speak out when he considered it important. In recent years he ran the community car scheme, which gave lifts to elderly or disabled and those without transport when they needed a visit to the doctors or hospital, he and Anne would visit elderly residents for a chat (many of them probably younger than Ron!)