Doris Simmons Unknown – 2001
From the Parish News – December 2001
Doris and Les Simmons were active members of the Denton community for several years before moving to Aldborough. This brief note appeared in the Parish magazine.
A love of Norfolk, which started when Doris was evacuated to the area during the Second World War, was sealed when she and Les spent an eventful caravaning holiday at Tunbeck Farm. The site flooded and they had to go and stay at South Farm Alburgh. Undeterred by this experience they started to look for houses with a view to finding somewhere to retire to. A trip to Denton found the place where Doris wanted to live. They bought what is now Hillfold on Trunch Hill and used it as a holiday home until they moved to the village permanently and then purchased Brookfield next door and became very active village residents.
The decision to leave Denton was a very difficult one but being close to family as they became older was a good idea, but they didn't forget about the village as they called their new home in Aldborough "Denton". A copy of the Millennium Book gave them the opportunity to "visit" old friends and familiar places. A marriage, which started with a honeymoon on a tandem, the childhood sweethearts were a devoted couple often seen walking had in hand on a walk in Denton and as engraved in their wedding rings "Pals Always".
As recorded in the February 2002 Parish News, Les did not survive Doris for very long but, unfortunately, no obituary was published for him.