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Norwich, England, December 2006
Derek Bickford-Smith retiring

It is with regret that we report Derek's intention to retire as UK Convenor of the Norwich and Norfolk World Family.

Since having the idea for communication between all the Norwich and Norfolks around the world back in 1991, Derek set about a quest that has taken him around the world several times meeting representatives of most of the namesake communities he found and helping organise family gatherings.

Although Derek is retiring as UK Convenor, he will, I'm sure, be active with us for many years to come.

It will be very difficult to find anyone with the drive and enthusiasm needed to take Derek's place, but in the meantime I hope that through this web site we can keep the idea alive and through the Internet continue to keep in touch with each other.

Ken Ward

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