One of the oldest residents of Bishop Burton, Mrs Peg Wade of Little Green, has sadly died aged 97. She is survived by her daughter Sally McKenzie, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mrs Wade was always interested in the village, and although being a very private person, she like to know what was going on. She had considerable knowledge of wildlife and passed on her interest in birds and animals to her family and also knew individual bird songs. She also took great interest in the college and enjoyed seeing the sheep in her paddock.

Latterly, she was not very mobile and had to have the benefit of carers. But there was nothing she liked better than to be taken out for a drive.

Mrs Wade's father, Owen Hellyer, purchased the Bishop Burton estate from the Hall-Watts in 1931. Following his retirement and before the college came into existence Owen Hellyer kept a pedigree herd of Hereford cattle and took great interest in the farms.

Mrs Wade's service was in All Saints Church and four of her five great grandchildren (the fifth is in south Africa at present) all participated.

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