Obituary: Mrs N. M. Hadlow

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Mrs Nicola Margaret Hadlow (nee Matchett), of Harlaxton Road, Grantham, has died at home. She was 51.

Born in the police house in Great Ponton, in September 1961, she was the daughter Diana and the late Bernard Matchett.

She was educated at Great Ponton School, then Huntingtower School in Grantham, and finally at the girls’ high school.

Initially she worked for insurance brokers Spruth Mayer and then PTR, until health issues no longer made this possible.

In 1982 she met her future husband, Pete and they married in October 1984. The couple lived in Harlaxton Road.

Mrs Matchett’s interests included cats, bats, horses, photography, vintage books, flying kites and model helicopters. She was involved with the British Model Flying Assocation’s national championships for 30 years as trade secretary.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Robert Holland.

Family mourners included: Petee Hadlow, Diana Matchett, Mary Laver and Helen Tilley.

Other mourners included: Poppy Gowler, Rosemary and Phil Godfrey, Jo Pepper, Colin Buckle, Sally Edgar, Opal Uptonbrooker, John Rawlins, Madeleine Hill, Ian and Tracey Richardson, Mick and Dawn Eldred, Geoff and Jean Abbott, Christine Taylor, Mr and Mrs Footitt, Dennis Willoughby, Ian Wells, Sue Mival, Dave Phipps, Nick and Sylvia Garton, Olive Colston, Mark Jeremy, Tracy Bavister, Chris Hadlow, Karen Mills, Paul and Helen Nicholson, James Tuckwood, Mike Whincup, Pat and Maurice Whincup, Mr and Mrs Plowright, Sue Gasling, Richard Kew, Keith and Christine Lomax, Geraldine Ross, Steve Hopkins, Pauline Taylor, Betty Topps, Janet Gilbert, Helen Gilbert, Judy and David Maltby, Rosemary and Dave Musson, Mr and Mrs Watson, Pat Joyce, Karen Wynne, Ian Simpson, Doris WInter, Julie Hawkins, Ann, David and Thomas Buckland, George Brown, Viv and Mike Hadlow, Linda Harding, Eric Clark, and John French.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for the air ambulance.