‘Mr Grumpy’ signs off

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Our husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather Roy Day sadly passed away unexpectedly earlier this month.

Since his death, we have been touched and amazed by the number of people that have mentioned the letters he regularly had printed in the Bury Free Press.

Known as ‘Mr Grumpy’ to his youngest granddaughter Ruby, Roy wasn’t afraid to have a good moan about the local council, bus service or even the library.

A former Army corporal, police officer and market stall and shop owner he would spend hours meticulously planning his letters which he always wrote out by hand.

Often he had many ideas in the pipeline some of which he had to be talked out of by his family. We would like to encourage all the regular Bury Free Press letter writers to keep on setting the world to rights by sending in their letters – just like Roy used to do.

There is no doubt that he will be watching from somewhere planning his slightly grumpy response.

Roy Day’s family,

Bury St Edmunds.

Editor’s note: Our condolences go out to Roy’s family. He was, indeed, one of the most prolific and welcome contributors to our letters pages.