A former Royston dentist – whose passions included images, choral singing and African safari – has died aged 81.
Graham Lillicrap’s dying comes after an extended sickness – however recollections of him, and the contribution that he made to life in Royston and surrounding villages, reside on via his household and the various individuals locally who knew him.
Graham was born in Hastings, East Sussex. After finishing college, he studied dentistry at Man’s in Southwark – the place he performed for the hospital’s rugby crew and developed a lifelong love of choral singing.
It was whereas a scholar that he met Ann – who describes herself as a “correct Yorkshire lass, at all times was and at all times might be”.
Ann studied radiography and practiced for 50 years, a lot of the time on the Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge.
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The couple moved to Derbyshire, then headed south to Royston in 1973 – when Graham joined a dental apply in Kneesworth Road.
Graham later grew to become a accomplice and have become more and more well-known and revered all through the world earlier than retiring in 2000.
Additional strikes took them to Barkway for eight years, then to Caxton and eventually to “a wonderful residence subsequent to the windmill” at Nice Chishill 20 years in the past.
“It was the perfect transfer we ever made,” mentioned Ann. “It was the happiest time of our lives.
“It’s a improbable village – and we have been blessed with beautiful, pleasant neighbours.”
In Royston, Graham joined the city’s choral society – the place for a few years he was capable of indulge his ardour for church music.
He was additionally a gifted photographer and continuously visited the Yorkshire Dales to take footage together with his trusty digicam.
One in all his biggest loves was Africa – he and Ann made quite a few safari visits to Zimbabwe and surrounding territories, generally with one other couple from Chishill.
Graham’s funeral might be held later this month at Saint Swithun’s Church in Nice Chishill. He leaves one son, Paul.
For funeral particulars, contact Cecil Newling on 01763 722019.