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AuthorTopic: Tony Aberdein
Chris Abrams Tony Aberdeinposted at 12/06/2020 07:45:48

The Club is sad to report the recent death of Tony Aberdein. Tony first visited Cley back in the 1970s and was a regular visitor and then a weekend resident, before eventually retiring early and making Cley, his and Barbara's permanent home in 1990.  A popular figure around the village Tony was one of the driving forces behind the Cley Bird Club for many years and was also involved in many other aspects of the local community right up to the time of his death. A full obituary will appear in the next newsletter but the Club would like to extend our sincere condolences to Barbara, Robert, Heidi and the rest of Tony's family.  

David & Pat Wileman Memories of Tonyposted at 18/06/2020 14:50:27

We can't remember when we first met Tony but probably soon after we moved to Norfolk in 2001.  Our first notable memory was on 31st December 2005 in cold snowy weather.  We were walking back towards Coastguards after a walk through to Arnold's when Tony came running (yes, he could still run then) towards us from the direction of the Point.  He had found a Ross's Gull on the water's edge but had no phone to contact anyone.  We (Tony, us and Graham Brownlow who was also in the area) hurried back to check it was still there while phoning the news out.  It was and remained for about 7 minutes before flying out to sea.  We were watching Eddie Myers running along the beach towards us but neither he nor anyone else got there in time.  Fortunately, it was refound on  Blakeney Point and later came back to Cley so many people saw it  that day and the next getting it on two year lists.. 

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