Tributes paid to accident victim

AN elderly pedestrian who died in a road accident in Chelmsford was a former Essex archivist, police said today.

Annie Davidson

AN elderly pedestrian who died in a road accident in Chelmsford was a former Essex archivist, her family said today.

Nancy Edwards, 79, collided with a car as she walked in Parkway, Chelmsford, at about 10.50am on Friday.

The widow was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford for treatment but died later the same day.

Today her family issued a statement paying tribute to Mrs Edwards who lived in Maltese Road, Chelmsford.

They said: “Nancy was nearly 80 when she died and still mentally and physically as active as she had always been.

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“Nancy was possessed of great intellectual powers and was held in respect and affection by all her family and her many professional friends and colleagues.

“She had lived in Chelmsford for many years and worked until retirement as a county archivist. She was the author of several books and pamphlets relating to Essex County history.

“She married the late AE 'Gus' Edwards who died several years before her.”

Police appealed for anyone who saw Mrs Edwards collide with a red Seat Alhambra to contact them on 0300 333 4444.