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Family gathered on Norfolk beach for scattering of loved-one's ashes

PUBLISHED: 13:29 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:29 14 July 2019

Daniel Corbett's ashes were scattered at sea off Sea Palling. Picture: SUPPLIED BY MANDY CORBETT

Daniel Corbett's ashes were scattered at sea off Sea Palling. Picture: SUPPLIED BY MANDY CORBETT

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About 75 members of a family gathered on a Norfolk beach as a former headteacher's ashes were scattered at sea.

Sea Palling beach. Photo by John Paul.Sea Palling beach. Photo by John Paul.

Dan Corbett, who died last November aged 82, was a founding member of Sea Palling lifeboat station.

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And his ashes were scattered, as per his final wishes, by the lifeboat crew, at 11am on Sunday, July 14.

Sea Palling lifeboat coxswain Shaun Partridge said: "About 75 members of the family and many people from the village attended. We drove a boat out with four crew members and scattered the ashes about a third of a mile out at sea. We launched a white PowerFlare to signify his passing. It was a special occasion for us as he was a founder member of the lifeboat station."

Mr Corbett was headmaster of Stalham Primary School for about 25 years and was very active in the community, being both a parish and district councillor.

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