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Former Norwich City vice-chairman Jimmy Jones dies aged 73

PUBLISHED: 15:22 28 March 2012 | UPDATED: 18:26 28 March 2012

Jimmy Jones at Great Yarmouth Pleasurebeach in 2000.

Jimmy Jones at Great Yarmouth Pleasurebeach in 2000.

Former Norwich City vice-chairman and director Jimmy Jones MBE has died at the age of 73.

Mr Jones ran Great Yarmouth’s seafront Pleasure Beach for many years and his son Albert continues to run the business today.

He had been heavily involved in Gorleston Football Club since 1973, his son said.

Mr Jones died at The Heart Hospital in London last night. He had been battling heart and kidney problems for the last three years.

He leaves a widow Jane, son Albert, daughter Elizabeth and six grandchildren.

Albert Jones paid tribute to his father today saying: “He touched so many people’s lives. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He did a lot of work for the local community and he loved football. It was his real passion.”

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10 comments

  • RIP Jim, such a stalwart for local football and Gorleston FC,s, I am sure the greens will do you proud at Carrow Road. Condolences to the Family.

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    Stu Smithson

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • A true, honest gentleman. Rest in peace jimmy my thoughts are with your family.

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    keith powles

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • Mr Jones, A Legend and True Gentlemen. Rest In Peace ! You will be Sadly Missed.

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    Tom Casey

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • It was sad to hear off the passing away of Jimmy Jones today, thinking of Jane, son Albert and family, thoughts are with you all. R.I.P. Jim. It was a pleasure knowing you for a lot of years.

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    loco

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • I met Jimmy Jones a couple of times - once when he gave up his holiday time to meet with a group of Canaries in Australia supporters. He spoke candidly and was genuinely interested in our views. I had a lot of time for him. R.I.P.

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    canarydownunder

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • I had a lot of respect for Jimmy Jones and this is truly a sad loss. R.I.P.

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    Mel Lacey

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • Sorry to hear about Mr Jones.He did a great deal to help the football club keep going at a crucial time.Sad news.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • I met him when working on the pleasure beach in 1999 gave me lift in his toyota people carrier to his house to collect some articles very nice man he will be missed

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    terry

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Jimmy Jones. Having worked at the Pleasure Beach for 7 yrs or so I knew him well. He was such a gentleman in every respect, and my heart goes out to the family. x

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    Louise Powles

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • RIP Jimmy a true gentlemen old school, always seemed to have time to stop and chat . Condolences to all the Family. Paul Davis

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    Paul_1b

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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