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Tributes pour in for Norwich woman, Lizabeth Davison

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 May 2016

Lizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin’s Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: Supplied

Lizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin's Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: Supplied

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One of the city's most charitable characters is being remembered for her kind heart.

Lizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin’s Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: SuppliedLizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin’s Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: Supplied

Lizabeth Davison, from Norwich, was known as ‘mum’ to many.

Offering a helping hand to those in need, many people in the Norwich area will have fond memories of her.

Ms Davison and her partner of 20 years, Paul Baker, 76, rented Aladdin’s Cave, on Hall Road. The shop is now open again for business following her death late last year from a brain haemorrhage. She was 72.

Mr Baker said: “Whenever pregnant girls came in and Liz could see they didn’t have much money she would help them.

Lizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin’s Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: SuppliedLizabeth Davison, who had worked in Aladdin’s Cave, in Hall Road for more than 20 years, died of a brain haemorrhage. Picture: Supplied

“She took bags of clothes down to the men on the river and once she even clothed two naked men that appeared on the shop’s doorstep.

“They turned up at the shop with just a newspaper covering them, someone had stolen their clothes and Liz couldn’t help laughing – they left with a whole new outfit though.”

Ms Davison and Mr Baker had been friends since school.

They bumped into one another again at a car boot sale 20 years ago, when Mr Baker needed somewhere to live.

“She said she had a back room I could stay in – she was like that, never selfish – and after six months we realised there was something between us.

“Liz had a wicked sense of humour. I remember she told me after we got together: ‘it is amazing what you can pick up at a car boot’.”

Ms Davison offered support and advice to drug addicts and alcoholics and was also part of the East Coast Truckers, working on the radios.

She had two children, Amanda McGuney and Kevin Dickeson.

Mr Baker said: “I just don’t know what to do, “I still haven’t sat in her chair or slept on her side of the bed, I spray her perfume before I go to sleep.

“We loved each other tremendously.

“Liz would just reach over, squeeze my arm and look at me - that is all it took.”

A woman of many talents, Lizabeth was also the city’s oldest rollerskater, taking part in the sport until she was 60 years old.

If you have a news story about a local person, email jemma.walker@archant.co.uk

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