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Norman Parker

It was with great sadness that the trustees of Amesbury History Centre received the news of Norman Parker’s death.   His introduction to historical research began in 1940 when he joined Vickers Armstrong at their Weybridge Works. He had worked throughout the war repairing crashed Wellington bombers and Spitfires.  After working for the RAF, the Ministry of Defence at Boscombe Down, and Fairey Aviation, he retired from Pains-Wessex, where he was a quality manager.

In 1975 he helped establish the Amesbury Society and, in 2012, the Amesbury History Centre.  He published monthly articles on local history in the Stonehenge Trader and a selection of these were published as ‘Norman’s View’.  As President of the Amesbury History Centre charity, he whole-heartedly advocated for the building of the new Centre, which re-opened last year, and he was well-known as a source of historical knowledge for visitors, volunteers, and trustees.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. 

Over the next few weeks we will be paying tribute to Norman at the History Centre, with more information coming soon. 

The Trustees of Amesbury History Centre. 


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