Well Loved Market Trader Dies Aged 89

Kate Kelly was a familiar face at the Bull Ring market having worked there for 47 years, alongside her two late sisters.

The well-known siblings came from a dynasty of traders who first pitched up to sell blooms at the famous marketplace more than 150 years ago.

But stallholders and customers are now in mourning after Kate died of pneumonia at Heartlands Care Home in Yardley aged 89.

Kate had lived in Highgate all her life and she and her late sisters, Mary and Nellie, sold flowers all their lives. Her funeral will take place at 9.45am on July 7 at The Friary in Olton, with the cortege set to sweep past the Bull Ring market in a poignant farewell.


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