New sign in memory of Arthur

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A NEW sign has been unveiled on Mildenhall Road Estate in Bury St Edmunds dedicated to the memory of a much-loved former resident.

Arthur Smith lived on Gloucester Road for most of his life before his death last July at the age of 85.

As chairman of the Mildenhall Road Estate Residents’ Association he fought tirelessly for the good of the community and was the founder of the Anselm Community Centre 60-Plus Club.

MP David Ruffley unveiled the sign, which gives details all the estate’s roads, with Arthur’s daughters Wendy Dyer and Janet Gurnett on Friday.

Mr Ruffley said: “It is a big sign for Arthur Smith, who was a big man. He was a legend in the Mildenhall Road Estate, known and respected by everybody who lived here.

“It is fitting this brand new sign and map of the estate is in his memory because he was such a integral part of it.”

Arthur’s daughter Wendy said: “It is absolutely lovely – it’s smashing.

“If he was looking down and knows about the sign he would be delighted.

Daughter Janet Gurnett added: “He spent his whole life doing things for this community – it was his life.

“If he could help anybody here, he did.”