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Hundreds attend funeral of village postmaster
2:30pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
A LONGSTANDING postmaster who was at the heart of village life has died at the age of 68.
Roy Hill ran the Post Office at Hill’s News, in Middleton St George, alongside his only son, Andy, for more than 23 years and was well known in the village.
More than 500 people attended his funeral, held at St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, following his death of February 21.
He previously ran a newsagents in Brinkburn Road, in Darlington, from 1973.
Andy Hill, who will continue to run the shop, said: “He worked right up until the day he died, he had never been ill a day in his life and had never been in hospital. He was lucky in that way.
“He’s been in the village for 23 years, at the centre of village life. I’ve never seen a funeral like it, which shows how highly he was thought of.”
Mr Hill also leaves a granddaughter, Gina, a university student.