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Funeral of founder of Emneth business

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The funeral of well-known businessman Norman Cousins will take place at St Edmund’s Church, Emneth, on Monday at 1pm.

Mr Cousins was the founder of Cousins of Emneth and died on Saturday, May 31.

He and his wife, Betty, bought the forge at Emneth in the 1940s and as the business prospered, they exhibited at their first show in 1960. On their first days they sold 22 harrows. Over the years, new implements were invented which earned silver medals at several country shows.

One of his proudest moments was being presented to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to receive a silver trophy for the best trade stand at the East of England Show.

He was a member of the Blacksmiths’ Association.

 

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