Beloved Worle man remembered by family following death

PUBLISHED: 18:00 09 June 2017

Don Metcalfe with his family.

Don Metcalfe with his family.


A well-known Worle man and former Mercury sports columnist has died.

Landon Metcalfe, known to his friends and family as Don, was a fisherman, a writer and a volunteer with the Weston-super-Mare RNLI.

Don, who was 85 when he died, had lived in Weston his whole life and started the Weston Angling Association and was the president of the Bristol Channel Federation of Sea Anglers.

He was also a writer for the Mercury, and a contributor to a sea angling magazine.

His family said his love 
for fishing was a ‘huge’ part of his life, standing as 
part of the Great British team and competing at world level.

Don worked for the Royal Army Medical Corp and trained as a radiographer, working in Egypt and across Asia.

However he later changed professions to a career in veterinary science.

The grandfather was also a dedicated member of the RNLI Lifeboats and could often been seen out fundraising for the Weston charity.

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