Fenland businessman Darrel Else dies at his home

12:35 17 March 2011

Darrel Else

Darrel Else

Archant

BUSINESSMAN Darrel Else, the driving force behind the well-known Fenland furniture company, has died aged 68.

The business at Leverington Common was first established in 1965 by Darrel’s father and has gone from strength to strength as Darrel Else Furnishers Ltd.

Mr Else died at his home on Friday and a funeral service will be held next Wednesday at Parson Drove Parish Church.

He was married to Anne and the couple had three children, Daryl, Darran and Dale.

Once asked about the success of the business, Mr Else said: “We are really out in the sticks but we look after people when they’re here and make them feel their visit has been worth their while.”

He said the person he admired most was his father. Mr Else said: “He was very bold in business and could make a profit out of anything.”

Asked what he would most like to be remembered for, he said: “Being straight and being fair.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 06:55
In Bloom judges visit Wisbech

King John’s lost treasure, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein story and the Queen’s 90th birthday were the themes of eye-catching displays at St Peter’s Church Gardens.

Fri, 11:16
Jobs Centre Plus

Youth unemployment in the Fens dropped 36 per cent in the past year according to new figures from Job Centre Plus.

Fri, 17:55
Aidan Payne (Customer Service Assistant), Mayor of March, Councillor Andrew Donnelly, Harry Wilson (Team Leader), Brenda Smith (Team Leader), Wayne Shepperson (Store Colleague), Joel Mattless (Store Manager) and Sheena Robinson (Senior Colleague Development Assistant)

Today (Friday) saw the opening of the refurbished Co-operative store in Badgeney Road, March with support from mayor Councillor Andrew Donnelly.

Fri, 16:59
Frances Gillett's surprise 75th birthday party at Little Downham Village Hall. Picture: Steve Williams

She was told she would be lucky to reach 40, but Frances Gillett, who has Down’s Syndrome, has defied the odds and celebrated her 75th birthday - and is now believed to be the oldest women in the world with the condition.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up