Former villager leaves �50k legacy

A GENEROUS legacy has been left to the village of Tickenham by a former resident who died last year.

Jean Burrows has gifted �50,000 to the parish following her death in March, 2011, at the age of 79.

Jean, who lived in Tickenham for more than 40 years and was a revered and popular teacher at Ravenswood School in Nailsea, was also well-known for being an excellent gardener who wrote a full history of Clevedon Violets, which were grown in Tickenham.

Her legacy was left to the village with the simple stipulation that the money is used for the benefit of the parish.

As a result, the parish council is now inviting residents and organisations to submit proposals for projects which could fit this specification.

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Parish council chairman Bruce Ralfs said: “The parish council is delighted to receive this very generous legacy from Jean.

“We are looking forward to receiving exciting proposals from both individuals and village organisations but they must be for the general benefit of the village, as Jean requested, and the parish council will have this very much in mind when considering the suggestions.“

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Funding applications for proposals from individual residents or from village organisations can be obtained from the fund administrator Vena Prater who can be contacted by emailing

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