Frederick Marshall of Magic City Clacton dies

07/04/2011

Frederick Marshall of the Magic City amusement arcade in Clacton has died suddenly, aged 82.

He ran the Magic City amusement arcade in Clacton for decades after his father set it up in the 1920s, when it was the first arcade to be set up in Clacton.

Frederick’s dad died when he was three, and he took over the running of the arcade after training as a chartered accountant. Twenty-eight years ago he joined forces with his business partner Billy Peak, who said Frederick will be sadly missed.

He told the Clacton and Frinton Gazette, “Frederick was a very genuine person, he was the real thing. “He was a quiet man and usually kept himself to himself, but he was straight and honest with everyone and he was liked and respected by everyone he met because of it.

“Clacton was his life. He was born and bred here and right up until his dying day he was concerned about the town and how to improve it. He has left a legacy, and he deserves to be remembered for what he has given to this town for so many years.”

Mr Marshall was discovered at his home on Tuesday March 29. A post mortem is currently being carried out to establish the cause.

His funeral will be held at Burrs Road Cemetery in Clacton on Thursday April 14, at 10.15am.

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