The late John Frederick Braund.

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John and his partner, Jane Sumner, had been in the antiques business together for over 55 years. He had been a member of the British Antiques Dealers’ Association for 46 years: “no mean feat” as Mark Dodgson, secretary general of the BADA, commented.

The funeral will be at St Andrew’s Church, Colne Engaine, on Tuesday, March 5, at 2pm. Family flowers only. Donations, if wished, to The Animal Sanctuary, Greenland Grove, St Osyth, Essex CO16 8JE – see

All enquiries to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT.

On behalf of Jane Sumner