'The Samphire Man'

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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Emmo » 11 Apr 2010, 13:17

Henry`s wife and my mother were cousins, but no way was Henry doing it for forty years, it was longer than that. I have been married for 43 years and i remember him coming round well before that. It would have ment he was about 50 when he started NO WAY. Emmo.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby EWW » 11 Apr 2010, 18:41

All us locals know it was longer Emmo, he was doing the rounds when
I was a kid and that was when people took their driving test in a chariot :D
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby trevanne » 19 Apr 2010, 09:16

My brother came home from the Korean war in 1954 and i remember the samphire man coming to Gaywood then.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby juneann » 19 Apr 2010, 12:05

hi every one, i live in york, and have just found the kings lynn forum, and its great. thanks for all the memories.i can remember the samphire man when i lived in purfleet street, wether it was him or his dad,was in the 50's. in 64 we moved to north lynn and he was there. can remember we used to cook it in an old tin bucket, on a calor gas cooker, plenty of vineger delish. also did cockles the same as well.any one on here who went to gaywood girls secondary between 59-63? bye june
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby EWW » 21 Apr 2010, 16:36

Plenty of stuff on Gaywood Pk Girls school in the SCHOOL section juneann.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Dawn » 23 Apr 2010, 00:29

Since I left KL in 1966 I haven't seen the Samphire man, but a very dear friend actually purchased his picture for me and we had it framed in Cherry and it proudly hangs on my living room wall. He was such a friendly and dear man and will be missed. May he rest in peace.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby EWW » 22 Sep 2011, 21:00

Here it is Eric.
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Samphire man

Postby Tresagreen » 14 Jan 2019, 09:50

I know somewhere on here people were discussing the Samphire Man. My cousin, who is on Facebook, tells me there is a rare video of him on the Good Old Kings Lynn group. Anyone seen it?
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Emmo » 22 Apr 2020, 14:08

The Samphire Man is buried at Bawsey Church yard if anybody is interested to see his grave. Went to see his grave just after he died and there was a wreath from his horse George.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby EWW » 22 Apr 2020, 14:45

I can only think of Bawsey Church Ruin EMMO. Where is the one you mean?
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Tresagreen » 22 Apr 2020, 16:47

According to this he is buried in the churchyard at All Saints Ashwicken.

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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Holcombe » 22 Apr 2020, 20:28

A bit of a coincidence the resurrection of this thread. About a week ago a relative in the USA sent me some photos and the Samphire Man was amongst them. The background suggests it was taken in Tennyson Road.


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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby EWW » 22 Apr 2020, 20:48

Cracking picture Holcombe. Its a pity they could not get his name right on the condolence sheet.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Holcombe » 22 Apr 2020, 21:06

Looking again at the picture, the man speaking to him is carrying a GATEWAY supermarket bag. I can't remember when that shop closed. Possibly changed to Somerfield? It could be a clue to the date it was taken.
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Re: 'The Samphire Man'

Postby Tresagreen » 23 Apr 2020, 09:06

Gateway became Somerfield in 1992 if that's any help.
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