Former Eye teacher, mayor and scout founder recalled

Richard Parker

Richard Parker

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A former mayor of Eye who also worked as teacher in the town will be remembered in a memorial service on November 25.

Richard Parker - who also founded the 1st Eye Scout Group - was a biology teacher at the former Eye Grammar School from 1945 until it closed in the early 1960s. He then took a post at Diss Grammar School until his retirement.

Born in London in 1917, Mr Parker read biology at London University, and then trained as a teacher in Nottingham.

 

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