WENDY GEORGE nee NEEDHAM
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Wendy George, of Snettisham, who died on January 16 2012
Mrs George, who died this week aged 63, captured the eerie afternoon light across the 4,000-year-old timbers revealed by the shifting sands in 1998. “She used a normal compact camera, nothing special, to take the pictures. I was with her at the time and when the photos came back people said they wanted a copy,” said her daughter Alexandra.“ She had a real eye for it and it wasn’t really a fluke - mum was an artist,” she added. On the original image, which was taken on film, clearly shows the shadows of both mother and daughter on the sand. When the prints came back, Mrs George realised she had captured something very special and was delighted with the result. She had copies of the photo enlarged and made into postcards and the image was universally admired. Her daughter was studying A-level archaeology at the time and they had been at the beach together to have a closer look at the timbers as they emerged.“Mum was really interested and she pursued it and got quite involved,” said Miss George.
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One of my earliest memories of Wendy goes back maybe 50 years when she used to help with the local Sunday school and the fun she used to bring to it