16th April 2021

Connie Adams Obituary – the first lady Freemen

Obituary from Michael Quinton, Secretary to the Freemen of Norwich, “We are all so sad to hear today of the death of Norwich’s first lady Freeman.  Connie Adams was the first woman to receive the honour on 19th March 2010 at St Andrew’s Hall Norwich.

“I first met Connie in January 2000 when she held her first protest for the right for daughters of Freemen to be allowed to be admitted to the Freedom of Norwich. Her protests were never rowdy but were sincere. It was to take nearly 10 years before the ancient law was changed to enable this to happen.

“After being admitted as a Freeman, Connie often came to our annual outings where freemen are invited to visit a local place of interest.  I remember chatting to her in 2018 during a visit to Colman’s of Norwich, asking if she had ever thought of joining the Freemen’s Committee as it would have been another first for her to become first woman on the Freemen’s Committee. She replied that her commitments to the sport of Fencing meant, unfortunately, she had no spare time.

“Connie Adams was indeed a proud Freeman of Norwich”.

To Read More:  Norwich Evening News Article

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