How many times have you read an obituary and thought: "I only wish I knew that about them when they were alive"? So many talented people live in our community, but it's often only after they have died that the full picture comes out.

So, these are the pages to visit to find out more about the lives of some of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell's more interesting characters. We will reprint obituaries found in the pages of The Villager – but we have the privilege of being able to write at greater length, and with pictures.  If you'd like to send us your memories of people who have recently died, this is the place for them.