Norman Saltmarsh

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Dear Friends,

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Norman Saltmarsh died on Monday 11th November in Peterborough Hospital Critical Care Unit after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.  Our thoughts are with Bella and Jonathan at this time.

It is only 2 weeks since Norman attended the “Crawthorne Road” Reunion Dinner at Milton Golf Club and enjoyed the nostalgia of the occasion and seemed to be in fine form.

Norman had long associations with sport locally through his cricket with Old Deaconians, Mitchells and Peterborough Town and of course through hockey where he started as a goalkeeper with GPO. Later he was a prominent player for Peterborough Town turning himself into a more than useful goal poaching left winger.  He was heavily involved with one of the first phases of youth development at Town running the Colts XI and later he captained the Veterans XI for many years. During this time Norman was a committed member of the Sports Club’s Management Council and served for a long time as Ground Chairman.

I am sure a better summary of Norman’s many achievements will emerge in the next week or so.

Unfortunately we have lost a good and valued friend.  Bella has asked that this sad news be passed on to as many of his sporting friends as possible.

I am sure Norman will be greatly missed and remembered for many years to come.