Tribute to legendary Scythesman Eric Edwards

Legendary Scythesman, Reed cutter, marshman and “true Norfolk man” Eric Edwards died this week aged 71.

Eric was a champion of the traditional skills of reed and sedge cutting on the Norfolk Broads for which he was awarded an MBE. Although officially retired he was still “swinging his scythe” at the reserve just two weeks ago after giving a talk to a local gardening group.

His knowledge and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.

For full obituary in local press click here

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