Tributes are paid to long-serving trader

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Tributes have been paid to Rotherham markets’ longest serving trader who has died aged 93.

Norman Fulwood, of Greasbrough, had been selling plants for more than 60 years.

A family spokesman said: “Dad was a nurseryman with a passion for market trading.

“He was very much a ‘people person’ who loved the personal interaction that he had with his customers on the market.

“We hope to reopen the stall shortly as we know that he wouldn’t want to let down the customers who have supported him over the years.”

Although he did not work during the winter, Norman had been preparing his plants and other produce to sell at his outdoor market pitch at the time of his death.

Robin Lambert, Rotherham Council markets manager said: “Norman will be sadly missed by everyone at the market.

“He was one of life’s characters whose passion for market trading was matched only by his knowledge of all things botanical – something he was always more than happy to share with his customers.”

Fellow trader Andy Albon said: “The recent passing of ‘Old Norman’ will leave a gaping hole in the Rotherham market-trading community.”