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Mable Cluer, 1912 - 2015

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mabel Cluer who passed away recently just one month short of her 104th birthday. Right up to the end of her life – if the weather was kind enough – Mabel could be seen taking a daily stroll up and down Elm Walk, guided by Edwin, as her sight had by then almost gone. 

For many years Mabel, together with her husband, who died in his nineties, ran a Health Food shop in Wimbledon Village.   Both Mabel and her husband, as well as the children Edwin and Dilys were strict vegans. 

Mabel was a very keen gardener and had an allotment at The Paddock for many years.  She also developed an extensive knowledge of the botany of plants and herbs and was even consulted by BBC Gardening programmers from time to time.   She was also very interested in poetry and had a book of her own poems published some years ago. 

Mabel may have been a little lady, but she had a big heart and a sharp mind, she will be much missed.

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