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Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Anne Crawley

Eustace Crawley wishes to thank the very many people who have sent cards and letters of sympathy after the sad death of Anne. These are greatly appreciated by Eustace and the family.

He will try to write personally to all those who have written but feels the best way to thank the organisations such as the Bowls Club, Cricket Club etc is through the Chippenham and Snailwell News.

Anne loved the village and those who live here. She was born in Singapore in 1940 and with her mother spent 18 months getting back to England. Her father Basil Bacon
was taken prisoner by the Japanese and spent the war in the notorious Changi Gaol and later a Gaol in Korea.

Anne and her mother first lived in Church Farm, Chippenham  and later the Hall after her father returned home. He died in 1959, and Anne married Eustace and they lived for  many years in London.

Anne always considered Chippenham was her home and I know that she thought that the best years of her life were there after 1985 when they and their four children moved
into the Hall.  Anne and Eustace were married for just a few days over  50 years. She was 70 when she died.