Message from the President.

Dear Members,

It is with great sadness that we have recently learnt of the death of Myrtle Cullington on the 19th March at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Myrtle was born near Ystelfera in the Swansea Valley in 1924, and she attended the Intermediate School (known as the Splashers) and then Greggs Commercial School, where she learnt shorthand and typing skills, which she later used in her working life.

On holiday in Jersey she met a Norfolk "boy" Dennis, whom we also remember with much fondness and affection. Together they contributed so much to the Norwich Welsh Society, in the 1956 Cymmroderion, and the reformed 1967 Society as we know it today.

Myrtle's involvement in Norfolk life included years as a Brown Owl at the Sprowston Brownie Pack, and together with husband Dennis, she was also involved with the St. Cuthbert's Luncheon Club.

After Dennis's operation at Papworth, they both raised funds for the Zipper Club, which supported the Hospital.

In 1984, Myrtle became President of the Society, having previously served as Secretary and Treasurer. She was our oldest, and longest serving Member, much loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosemary and Jeanette.

Gareth Phillipps.


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