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Roy Waller's funeral is attended by 1,500 mourners

Mourners flock to pay their respects to Roy Waller

Around 1,500 people turned out to pay their last respects to the late BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Roy Waller at Norwich Cathedral on 23 July 2010.

The 'celebration of life' saw a number of recognisable faces such as ex-Norwich City players Iwan Roberts and Neil Adams and chef Galton Blackiston.

"Roy was a fine man who loved serving the community," said Robert Chase, former Norwich City chairman.

Roy, who was 69, passed away on 6 July 2010 after suffering a liver illness.

The service was led by the Very Reverend Graham Smith, Dean of Norwich.

Tributes were given by Robert Chase, former chairman of Norwich City FC, Gavin Thorp, civic attendant at Norwich City Council, country music singer Mervyn J Futter and BBC Radio Norfolk's editor David Clayton.

"Not a day has gone by when we haven't laughed at some vaguely-remembered Waller gag or chuckled out loud at one of his memorable radio or office moments," said David.

Coffin of Roy Waller, the late BBC Radio Norfolk presenter

Roy was widely regarded as one of the county's best-known voices.

Roy's first job for BBC Radio Norfolk, when it launched in 1980, was to commentate on his beloved Norwich City, which he did for more than 25 years.

He was also part of the station's roster of day-time presenters, hosting a popular weekday afternoon show and Saturday morning country music programme Rodeo Norfolk.

He gained many fans for his quirky sense of humour and his passion for Norfolk.

Roy was also made Sheriff of Norwich between 2008 and 2009.

Listen to the tribute to Roy Waller on BBC Radio 4's Last Word for seven days on the BBC iPlayer.


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