In memoriam: Brian Kingshott

Brian Kingshott

Brian Kingshott – a true friend of the local canals. Image from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.

I’m sad to report that Christine Howles has been in touch with me on behalf of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, and has asked me to share some sombre news with readers.

David Dixon, Vice Chairman of the Trust wrote:

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 three 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.

David Dixon (vice chairman LHCRT)

My condolences, and those of the readership go out to Brian’s family, colleagues and all working so tirelessly at the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust. Brian was a true gentleman and advocate for the waterways and the progress he made with the Trust will always be a wonderful legacy.

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