Jill Price.

Tributes have been paid to one of the founding members of King’s Lynn Town Guides, who has died at the age of 86.

Jill Price was born in Southampton but moved to Terrington St Clement in 1973 where she became an active part of village life and many activities in Lynn.

Mrs Price married husband Huw in 1970 and had three step-children, Huw Junior, Diana (deceased)  and Rosemary, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

When the couple moved to West Norfolk Mrs Price taught French at West Norfolk and King’s Lynn High School for Girls and her husband was Head of the special needs department at Gaywood Park School.

She was a magistrate for 16 years and was a member of the Civic Society, a steward at St Nicholas’ Chapel and arranged church tours for King’s Lynn Festival and the National Trust.

Mrs and Mr Price were actively involved in setting up King’s Lynn Town Guides, of which Mrs Price was chairman and then patron.

Mrs Price enjoyed travelling and dining out with friends and was a member of the Three Counties Ladies’ Lunch Group, King’s Lynn Ladies’ Luncheon Club and the Tech Group.

Friend Susan Thompson compiled tributes to Mrs Price, who died on November 30, and said: “Tasked with compiling these tributes, I soon became aware of the great influence this ‘incomer’ Jill had on many people and how much she was admired.

“This was obviously due to her embracing her new town and learning of our rich heritage and keenly spreading this knowledge to locals and tourists alike.”