of Bertha Rosalind Horne (1923) and
David Charles Potter
Rachel Mary Potter
(1964) - married David Philip Slater
on Saturday April 25, 1992 at Mattishall Evangelical
Rachel and David have 2 children.
Leah Elizabeth Potter
(1965) - married Timothy Bash on Saturday
June 21, 1986 at the Mattishall Evangelical
Leah and Timothy have 4 children.
More on David Charles Potter
1903: Marriage record - Charles
Robert Potter married Florence Emma Welton
at Depwade - Sep quarter (4b 449)
1911: Census - Druids Lane
Shelfanger Diss Norfolk
Charles Potter - Head - Married - age 28 (1883)
- Labourer Farm - born Shelfanger Norfolk
Florence Potter - Wife - married 7 years age
26 (1885) - born Shelfanger Norfolk
Albert Potter - Son - age 7 (1904) - born Shelfanger
Annie Potter - Daughter - age 6 (1905) - born
George Potter - Son - age 2 (1909) - born Shelfanger
Birth record - David
Charles Potter at Depwade - Jun quarter
1932: January 3, - David Charles
Potter was baptised at the Dereham Batist
record – David
C Potter married Brenda Roma Saunders
at East Dereham – Jun quarter (4b 697)
Brenda was born in the Sept quarter of 1911
at Bury St Edmunds – (4a 1811) The daughter
of John George Saunders a Farm Labourer
and his wife Frances Mabel Goold of Thetford
Road Ickworth (1911) who married in the Sep
quarter of 1909 at Bury St Edmunds.
24 - David's wife Brenda Roma Potter
died age 49 - Interred Dereham Cemetery December
1963: Marriage record - David
Charles Potter married Bertha Rosalind
Horne at Mitford - March quarter (4b 1173)
has written a short booklet dedicated to her
husband 'A Final Vision Fulfilled'
which is on sale at £2 in both
nursing homes. Below is an extract taken from
the introduction page written by David's daughter's
and speaks for it's self.
Our father was a visionary. He could
see things that other couldn't. By trade he
was a builder and it was not unusual for him
to purchase a tumbled down old barn and turn
it into a beautiful dwelling.
It was through this gift that God was able to
use him to turn three overgrown and dilapidated
old houses into beautiful homes for retired
missionaries and God's workers.
Margaret, Beryl, Rachel, Leah.
Daughters of David C. Potter
Mr David Charles Potter, formerly one
of Norfolk's leading building contractors has
died at his home.
Mr Potter of 25 William Cowper Close, Toftwood,
Dereham, came to the town as a boy and, and
on leaving school was an apprentice with builders
He began his own business - Potter Brothers
Builders - in 1938 as one of a family of nine,
His first building, the Christian Brethren Gospel
Hall, Shipdham Road, Toftwood, was were he regularly
worshiped from then to the time of his death.
David Potter also built police stations in Dereham,
Dersingham, Hunstanton and Downham Market, and
the large George Borrow housing estate of Yaxham
Potter Brothers began in a small way but very
soon graduated to public work contacts, and
Mr Potter supervised the building of secondary
schools at Fakenham, Wells, Aylsham, Swaffham
and Burnham Market.
At one time there were over 200 employees.
He pioneered Christian Eventide Homes in Dereham,
purchasing Quebec Hall in a derelict state and
restoring it. It now houses 20 residents and
50 more in the surrounding self-catering bungalows.
Mr Potter also bought Eckling Grange, Norwich
Road, Dereham, form the late Capt. B. A. Smart
and converted it to house 50 residents. A medical
block was later added and 56 bungalows were
built round it for residents wishing to care
He also built the South Green Home, now known
as Upton House, Cromer.
Mr Potter closed his business in 1979 and retired,
but was well known for his hobbies, he had particular
affection for wind and steam power, and turned
windmills at Saham Toney and Hindolveston into
homes. He also restored a mill at his former
He owned steam vehicles - and during petrol
rationing at the time of the Suez crisis in
1957 he ran a fleet of them.
In addition to his widow, Mr Potter leaves four
200 at the Funeral of Mr. David Potter
- Toftwood Gospel Hall at Dereham was
full for the funeral of Mr. David Charles Potter,
formerly one of Norfolk leading builder contractors.
Mourners had to be turned away after more than
200 filled the hall and neighbouring schoolroom,
to where the service was relayed. Cars lined
the main street of Toftwood.
Among those paying tribute to Mr. Potter who
died at his home in William Cowper Close, Toftwood
where former employees of Potter Brothers the
building firm he started in 1938 and built up
to employ 200 people at one time. The manager,
supervisors, office staff and workmen attended
the service, which was conducted by Mr. John
Smith of Ely.
EVENTIDE HOLMES - Mr Smith said Dereham would
be the poorer for the loss of Mr. Potter but
there would be left permanent memorials to him
in the form of Christian Eventide homes, Quebec
Hall, Eckling Grange, of which he was the founder.
Mr. George Greenway, form Suffolk also paid
tribute to Mr. Potter.
There then followed a long list of mourners
More on QUEBEC HALL is found
More on Davids children with
Brenda Roma Suanders
David Charles Potter (1914) and Branda
Roma Saunders (Davids first wife)
Margaret Potter (1944) - married Graham
Last on 'unknown' Things did not work out
for Maragaret and Graham and they divorced.
Margaret and Graham had 3 children
1 - Philip Last
2 - James Last
3 - Elizabeth Last
Margaret re-married date unknown
to ? Brannan - Then on June 15, 1998 Margaret
went missing she was last seen catching a train.
If anyone know of her where about's please contact
the number below.
(formerly Last formerly Potter)
at disappearance: 54 - Margaret
has been missing from Ancoats,
Manchester, since 15 June 1998.
is great concern for Margaret
and she is urged to call the Missing
Persons confidential service Message
Home on Freefone 0800
700 740 for advice and
(1945) - married Ronald Duncan on March
Beryl and Ronald have 2 children
1 - Sarah Duncan
2 - Liesl Duncan