Category Archives: Obituary

Munificent Margaret

The Open Spaces Society’s former vice-president Margaret Smith would have been 101 today. Continue reading

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A man who knew his mushrooms

I learnt a great deal about John Newnham, former field officer for the Ramblers, at his funeral in February. Continue reading

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Remembering Betty Coles

My friend Betty Coles from Little Harrowden in Northamptonshire died in December aged 88. Her son Michael spoke about her at her funeral in January. Continue reading

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Matchless Maurice

Maurice Tebbutt, who has died aged 88, was a leading light in the Northamptonshire Ramblers for half a century. Continue reading

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Graham: a vanguard at the front

‘We used to call him Jeeves’, said the man next to me at Graham Butler’s funeral, a former work colleague of Graham’s.  I had to think for a second as I had never called him Jeeves, then it clicked.  Actually … Continue reading

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Farewell to enterprising Eddie

Eddie Bilous, my carriage-driving friend, has died aged only 65. Continue reading

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John Johnson: friend of access

John Johnson, former chairman of the Countryside Commission and an advocate of access, has died aged 88. Continue reading

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