Barry Mason, manager of Surrey Docks Farm, has died in Spain whist going for a swim in the sea.
As tributes indicate he was much more than his recent lasting achievements at the farm.
He was a cyclist who of course cycled on the Thames Path. But he was always alert to any closures. When he took over at the farm one of his priorities was embracing the stretch of permissive Thames Path as an important part of the Surrey Docks Farm.
The Thames Path here was improved and open every day. He kept walkers off the roads.
We should remember this as we walk through and pause in the lovely garden.
He will of course be first missed on Sunday afternoon 19 June when there is a Trinity Sunday parish fete involving the farm and Holy Trinity Church opposite.
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