MARKLAND, Kenneth Arthur

1917 - 2006

Born at Colchester, Essex on 30 July 1917, son of Arthur Henry Markland (7 August 1880-1940), a male nurse, and his wife Amy Bellingham née Chapman (9 July 1889-1973), who married at Woolwich, London in 1915, and in 1939 were living on the Severalls Hospital Estate, Colchester. He married at Colchester in 1950, Phyllis Mary Doidge (1918-1996). They moved to Beccles in 1963 where he took an active interest in the National Association of Local Government Officers, twice being branch president and became associated with the town's branch of the Workers Educational Association, and St Michael's Parish Church, where he was a sidesman. One of the original members of the United Beccles movement, formed to promote independent candidates for the town council being elected in 1976 and a councillor for well over 20 years serving as town Mayor in 1981. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists and served as its chairman for five years. He died in the Waveney district of Suffolk in 2006.