ARTICLES - Tributes

Graham Coles (1936 – 2010)

Posted 31st January 2011 by Vivienne Gate and Ian Campbell
Newsletter Vol: 93, January 2011

The death of Graham Coles creates a gap in the ranks of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society which it will be difficult, if not impossible, to fill. I do not aim to repeat the obituary notice in “The Herald”, which lists his manifold interests and talents, but it is important to commemorate the immense contribution he made to the Society. It was at the 1996 A.G.M. that Gr…


Yet Another Sad Loss – John Hurst, A Personal Tribute

Posted 31st March 2009 by Graham Coles
Newsletter Vol: 82, March 2009

All too soon after mourning the sad loss of our President, John Heelis, the Society has lost another stalwart supporter. John Hurst, who many of you will remember as a reporter on and then editor of The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald, died in January, aged 80. John’s funeral was in early February so, by the time you read this, many, many Westmerians and others from afar wi…