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Swaffham tribute to Oodly Doodly the Fenland Fool

PUBLISHED: 09:18 26 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:24 08 July 2010

FRIENDS and family of a beloved clown have unveiled a plaque in his memory.

The life of Jeremy Minnis, known to many as Oodly Doodly the Fenland Fool, was commemorated at a gathering at Swaffham's Ecotech centre on Sunday.

FRIENDS and family of a beloved clown have unveiled a plaque in his memory.

The life of Jeremy Minnis, known to many as Oodly Doodly the Fenland Fool, was commemorated at a gathering at Swaffham's Ecotech centre on Sunday.

An oak plaque, carved by the late Harold Reast was erected to remember the entertainer who died 14 years ago on September 11, 1995.

Jonathon Toye, who organised the memorial, said Mr Minnis would have seen the humour in the day, especially the slight delay putting up the plaque and the slapstick fashion in which it was bashed into the hard ground.

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