Many readers will share the Parish Council’s sadness at hearing that Richard Claydon died peacefully last Saturday.
Richard was for several decades a pillar of the Thakeham community, whose energy and sense of service led him at at various times to take up a number of key roles, including Chair of the Parish Council, Village Hall Committee (in which role we he was instrumental in getting the current Hall built) and Village Day Committee. He was also a local school governor for many years, and at one point he made the national press when a local telephone box was threatened with closure! He will be missed by many local people.
Funeral arrangements will be made known in due course.