Respects will be paid tomorrow to well-known Twickenham resident Freda Hammerton.

Lifelong Twickenham resident, Freda was the daughter of a Thames waterman and lighterman.

She was the great niece of Walter Hammerton who founded the eponymous ferry which plies between Marble Hill Park and Ham House.

Freda was a retired medical secretary, who attended Gumley School in Isleworth,

In 2007 Freda spoke to the Richmond & Twickenham Times about her memories as a young girl who waved the boats off to Dunkirk in May 1940.

Freda’s funeral will be on Thursday 26 August, with a service at 12:40pm at Mortlake Crematorium.

This will be followed by the burial at Twickenham Cemetery at 13:30pm.

A Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday 16th October at 11am at St Mary’s Twickenham.