1907 – 2006
Older residents of the village will be sad to hear of the death of Phyllis Hopkins who passed away at Southampton General Hospital on Wednesday 12 July after a short illness. Born in Enfield, as Phyllis Edna Gauntlett, one of Phyllis’s earliest childhood memories was of the first Zeppelin to be shot down over Cuffley during the First World War. As a teenager she came to the village on entering domestic service at Braziers where she met and married Doug Hopkins who worked for many years at Waterhouses. They lived in Tower Hill, but after Doug’s death she moved to the New Forest to be nearer to her daughter and her family. She was a very active and independent lady right to the end and will be much missed. She is survived by her daughter Joan, three granddaughters and six great grandchildren.