MBE Duncan dies aged 76

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A FLEET Hargate man who was awarded the MBE for services to the local community has died at the age of 76.

Duncan Woolard, of Eastgate, was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital on Sunday, May 15, and died three days later of lung cancer and pneumonia.

The retired engineer stood as an independent candidate in this month’s elections, retaining his seat on Fleet Parish Council.

He narrowly missed out on a seat on South Holland District Council.

He leaves behind wife Joan and three sons.