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Obituary to Mr. Alex Staniforth, Chairman of the Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park


The Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park are sad to announce the sudden death of its chairman Mr. Alex Staniforth. Apart from being chairman of Woodthorpe Grange Park since its instigation, he was also a keen rambler having been a member of the Ramblers Association where he served since 1988 as Area Secretary and Area Chair to the Sherwood and Mansfield Branch. In 1999 he had the pleasure of writing over 90 walks for Country Walking magazine, Nottinghamshire County Council, and Experience Nottinghamshire.

Alex will not only be sadly missed by all members of the Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park but his expertise on all matters of flora, fauna will also be greatly missed.

To read an interview given by Alex to the Ramblers Association entitled ‘The Secret Life of a Rambler’, click on the following Ramblers Association icon.

Alex Staniforth

Taken on Saturday 14 of August, 2021: The last group photograph featuring Alex Staniforth following a successful gardening session on Woodthorpe Park when 12 bags of weeds were collected by a group of six volunteers- the sixth being the photographer. His wife Marian is on the left of the photograph.

Video recorded on the 24 of July, 2020 during one of the gardening sessions on Woodthorpe Park. Here we see Alex having a tug-of-war with masses of overgrown bindweed.