obituary

Rene Poole 1922 - 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Irene Poole (Folk name, Woodbine)
December 1922 - November 2017

John Marland Obituary

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

It is with a sad heart that we must report the passing away of John Marland (WINGFOOT) of Watford Woodcraft Folk. 

John died on 31st October at the incredible age of 94. He was born in 1922 and was married to Kate.

Tom Dunnill has passed away

Thursday, 12 December 2013

We're extremely sad to announce that Tom Dunnill, from Ealing & Hammersmith Woodcraft Folk, has died. Tom was a much-loved volunteer, active in his District and on General Council until very recently, when he stepped back due to illness. Woodcraft Folk have lost a dedicated member and dear friend, and our sympathy is with his family. 

Adrian Hastings

Leicestershire Woodcraft Folk leader Adrian Hastings, who died in November 2013 and will be very much missed by Folk who knew him. 

Memories of Tony Billinghurst

Monday, 25 November 2013

Tony Billinghurst, National Secretary of Woodcraft Folk from 1991 to 1995, died recently, aged 63.

Tribute to Margaret White, first female General Secretary of Woodcraft Folk

Monday, 5 August 2013

[With apologies for the late publication; the Woodcraft Folk website was down on the day Linda kindly submitted this article.]

As some of you may know, Margaret White, a former General Secretary of Woodcraft Folk for nearly 30 years, died last week. Today at her funeral I will be remembering her in a different light. She was my Elfin Leader, the lady who used to relay the message of the Folk to me as I in turn have tried to do for others that followed. My granddaughter will be in Catalonia on a woodcraft friendship delegation as a venturer and many others at Venturer Camp and I will be glad that so many young people have these opportunities to help to make a difference in the world because of Marg's teachings.

Harlow member and Olympic medallist Acer Nethercott dies, aged 35

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Woodcraft Folk member Acer Nethercott died two weeks ago after fighing brain cancer for three years (unknown to all but his close family), at 35 years old. A Harlow Woodcraft volunteer remembers him:

Here are a few words about a person who I called our brightest child, since he came out top in Harlow with his large clutch of starred A's at G.C.S.E. at 16. He had grown up after joining Woodlanders Elfins and going through Woodlanders Pioneers and Harlow Venturers. After school, he went on to University College Oxford and finished with a P.H.D. in language. In his early 20's, he came back to work with our groups as a leader as part of his gold award for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and was at the first Sherwood Forest International camp during that period. 

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