Fine Service For Beccles Regatta
of Messrs. Clatworthy & Sons. ironmongers, of 2, Hungate. Beccles, died suddenly at his home there on
stay in bed with a chill and a temperature. On Monday morning as he felt better, he went for his usual
found him dead at home
Mr. Clatworthy was held in the highest regard by all who knew him. Eldest son of the late Mr. A. R.
Clatworthy, churchwarden for many years, he was educated at the Fauconberge School. He went into
partnership with his father and had continued in business for more than half a century. When the first
getting it working successfully and was the first president. It was a matter of regret to him that his health
prevented him from assisting with the revival after the war.
taken over by the Town Council. and also of the Beccles Water and Gas Co. until the gas company was
Fifty years ago Mr. Clatworthy was a sergeant in the Norfolk Volunteers. During the 1914-18 war he
served overseas wth the Royal Artillery and in the 1939-45 war was a head warden, one of the posts being
Mr. Clatworthy had belonged to the Beccles and District branch of the British Legion ever since its
chairman from 1933 to 1937. During the years of unemployment of returned ex-Service men, following
For many years Mr. Clatworthy had been a Feoffee. Another appointment of long standing was as a
Mr Clatworthy was, perhaps, best known for his fine record of service in connection with Beccles Town
the two world wars. He was first elected to the committee in May, 1898. and became joint secretary with
the late Mr. D. C. Smith in February. 1913. They worked together until 1927. when Mr. Smith retired
and was succeeded by Mr W.E. B. Bateman. who was followed in 1946 by Mr. H. Hadingham, the
ill ‘health, and in appreciation of his long and faithful services he was made a life vice-president.
For a great many yeais Mr. Clatworthy had served on the committee of Beccles Amateur Sailing Club, of
regularly helped with its regattas and last August was well enough to get to the
service for Mr. Frederick John Meen, of Lyngate, Grange Road, who died on Friday aged 66.
architectural profession, Freemasons, in whose order he had held high office, members of the building
organizations with which he had been connected, gathered to pay tribute to one who was regarded - said
Mr Hare, who conducted the service, said Mr Meen had led a very full life and his interests had ranged
a man possessed but in the spiritual realm.
He came from St Olaves. He was educated at Lowestoft and spent most of his life at Beccles where he
became a pupil of the late Arhur Pells. At the time of his death he was senior partner in the firm of Messrs
including Merrylees and for housing estates for Wainford and Loddon Rural District Councils.
A member of Beccles Parish Church, he had been a church councillor for many years, and for the last 18
305) of Freemasons, and he was vice-president of Beccles British Legion. Commissioned in the first
world war, he served in France and Gallipoli and was discharged after being wounded. Throughout the
last war he was chief air raid warden for the district. He was a member of Beccles Sailing Club and was
sailing secretary for Beccles Regatta. He was also a member of Beccles Rotary Club. A Beccles Feoffee,