We are sad to announce that Brian Kingshott, Chairman of the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, died peacefully on January 9th at the age of 77. He was active until less than 3 months ago, since when his final illness kept him away.
Born in Sussex, Brian was a graduate of Oxford University before becoming a teacher; his last post was as Deputy Headmaster of the Royal School in Wolverhampton. In his spare time he was a keen boater and an active participant in the Inland Waterways Association and our Trust, which he led for some 15 years, notably ensuring that restoration of the Lichfield Canal would not be prevented by the M6 Toll road. He will be sorely missed.
Brian at Tamworth Road in 2010
Brian at Tamworth Road in May 2015 during the judging of the Canal & River Trust Living Waterways Award for which we received a commendation.
A memorial service for Brian Kingshott will be held in April at the Royal School in Wolverhampton where he taught for many years.
The service will be held in the school chapel at 18.30 on Friday April 15th. A hot and cold buffet will be provided afterwards in Victoria hall, the wonderful old school library.
Parking is directly in front of the school buildings which are directly off the Penn Road.
All are welcome; it is not just a school service.
Please let David Dixon know if you plan to go so he can advise the organisers of numbers for catering.
email David Dixon