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Richard was born in County Durham, the only son to Eva and Richard Vickerstaff on 18 March 1930. The family moved to Ipswich in 1937 to the Land Settlement in Newbourne . Richard worked in the families market garden before going Ransomes Sims and Jeffries as an older intake apprentice. He had a successful career ICI before retirement 30 years ago. A colleague from ICI wrote…
There was no problem when you had Richard at your side and I still use sayings and skills which I learnt from him.
He trained as a local preacher in 1950 and had just celebrated 70 years on the plan. His faith was deep and profound.
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Richard was a dearly loved husband to the late Sylvia and a wonderful and much loved father to Richard, Janine, Fay and Ivan and a grandfather to Frances, Richard, Ben and Abigail. He was a beloved brother to Olga and his late sisters and friend to many.