Death Announcement Peter Willows 06.03.19

It is with Great sadness we announce the death of Peter Willows who was a founder member of the NHBS. Peter who lived in Somerset was General Secretary of the Society between 1996 and 2006 he also carried out the duties of Treasurer for a year 2005 to 2006 before handing over to the present Treasurer Brian O'Riordan

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 26 March at 13.30 at St Andrews Church Banwell North Somerset BS29 6EA where he was a bell ringer.  A wake will take place for afternoon tea at Banwell Castle, Castle Street Banwell BS 29 6NX parking on the day will be at the castle as parking at the church is limited, a mini bus will be laid on to ferry those who wish to attend


 Death Announcement Kenneth Southall It is with sadness that we announce the death of Kenneth Southall of Easingwold York on the 21st February 2019 aged 91.  Kenneth had been retired for 40 years after a career with Prudential Insurance reaching the position of Branch manager.  Malcolm Smith informed me that he had been a collector for over 40 years and had been an NHBS member for a similar amount of time.  Kenneth spent much time researching the history of his brasses.  His funeral has already taken place and our thoughts are with Gwen and the family at this time.


Martin Burtt from Glaisdale, North Yorkshire passed away 17th June 2018 his funeral was attended by over 500 people.  He had been a member of the Society for many years and was also an active member of the NFU


It is with regret that we announce the passing of Gerald Dee on the 24th May 2018 aged 90 of Roos, Hull.  Gerald was a collector for many years and his speciality was commemorative brasses.  The Officers and members of the NHBS extend their deepest sympathy to the family.

Gerald's funeral is to take place on Friday 15th June at All Saints Church, Roos, Hull at 11.00AM

 Authors of Anthology Ian Jones and Dick Bradshaw posted the following tribute.

We were v ery sad to hear of the passing of Gerald and his wife (who predeceased him by a year or so). G erald and Mrs Dee were very accommodating to us when we spent a very pleasant afternoon with them at Roos whilst photographing for Anthology 1 & 2 which contain many of Gerald's co llection.   Afterwards Mrs Dee wouldn't let us leave until she'd provided us with a lovely tea, and a tour around their extensive garden where this photograph was taken. We were arranging another visit when we heard of his death and would like to pass our condolences to his son and family.