The RNAA is very sad to announce the passing of several notable members over the past few weeks:
- David Papworth died suddenly aged 73, at Tuttington Hall on Saturday, August 18. David was started as a stewards’ assistant in 1966 and rose through the ranks to be head steward of sponsorship at the Royal Norfolk Show. He became an honorary vice president in 2002 and was recipient of the Timothy Colman Prize in 2007.
- The Rt Revd. Peter Nott, RNAA President in 1996, died aged 84 on Monday, August 20. He was Lord Bishop of Norwich between 1985 and 1999.
- William Donald, of Witton, near North Walsham, a leading potato grower and influential National Farmers’ Union official, has died aged 82 after a long illness. He was also a former president of Stalham Farmers’ Club, having started his farming career with Robert Alston, founder of the Clan Trust charity, in April 1960.
- Lorna Richardson, wife of David, a past President of the RNAA, died aged 82 on Saturday, August 25. She was on holiday in Dorchester, Dorset. Mrs Richardson was widely respected throughout the farming world and well-known for her work in education about food, farming and the countryside.
Details of the arrangements of funerals and memorial services will be published here in due course.
We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to their families and friends.