Dereham: Family Pay Tribute To Man Killed On A47

22 May 2013, 06:00

The family of a man killed on the A47 near Dereham last week have paid tribute to him.

Popular gunsmith Frank Hart, aged 69, tragically died in a road traffic accident last week.

Leaving school at 14, Frank originally was employed as an engineer in a sewing factory and later became a tiler. He then found his vocation as a gunsmith when he started working at Darlow's in Norwich. He took over the business in 1985 staying on the premises at Orford Hill, until he moved to Woodbastwick in 2006. He was recognised as one of the best gunsmiths in the country and even worked on guns belonging to Royalty. He loved his work and said that 'if you enjoy your job, you never do a day's work in your life'.

He was secretary of Ashill Clay Pigeon Club, a club he went to for over 40 years making good friends and encouraging and teaching youngsters to take up the sport.

He was a little man with a big heart, who will be missed by all his family and friends terribly. He leaves behind loved ones including three children and three grandchildren.