Preserving your Past for the Future

Myrtle Sercombe (Mickey)

27 May 1929 — 17 December2014

I came to know Mickey in recent years following my involvement with the Parish Project Group. Mickey had an immense depth of knowledge of our parish. We have missed her guidance, humour and wisdom when failing health prevented her from attending meetings over the past year.

Mickey met her husband Gilbert at the Ministry of Agriculture in Hampshire. They married in 1952 and moved to Idston farm, then a 70 acre mixed farm.

Mickey had an impressive career before retiring in 1995, secretary at Beers solicitors, secretary at Kingsbridge Grammar school and finally bursar at K B Community college. 

Mickey`s  husband Gilbert became active on the Parish  and District Councils. The couple worked hard to push forward the building of the bypass. Gilbert died in 1996, but Mickey continued to be very active in the community. She was a founder member of the village Regatta committee and the Parish Project Group, she had an important role in the production of the village map. For many years Mickey was treasurer and Honorary secretary of the Loddiswell Show.

Mickey`s only son Tony died in September, our thoughts are with her Daughter-in-Law, Liz. and all her family

Delia Elliott - from The mAGpie January 2015