Bulmer & District
Bulmer & District History Group
PETER OLIVER RAYMOND 1921 -
Arctic convoy WW2 described by Winston Churchill as “the worst journey in the world”
Peter met Beryl Palmer in Portsmouth and they married there in 1946. They had two daughters: Maureen and Janet and then four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
In 1961 the family moved to Bures. Peter’s hobbies were his allotment, his dog and later, dancing. Most of his working life was spent with British Rail based at Sudbury and later Marks Tey.
Sudbury Station 1958
When Peter retired, he looked after dogs for people when they went on holiday. He died on 16 November 2003.
Maureen Dixey 2012
A Bulmer man, Peter was born on 20 November 1921 to Alice and Olive Raymond. After school in Bulmer, he took various jobs including gardening and building, living in several different houses in the village.
He joined the Royal Navy in 1938. During the war he was involved in the Russian and Malta convoys. His ship was torpedoed in Malta and he returned to Portsmouth.