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Gordon Eric Garland, who died last year aged 91, was a long-standing member of the society and an effective, enthusiastic, campaigner for paths and open spaces. Gordon spent his 91 years in Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton.
He is remembered for his tremendous, generosity and support; someone who unselfishly and tirelessly devoted his time, influence, and energies for the causes about which he cared most passionately. The Open Spaces Society was one of a long list which included the National Trust, South Downs Society, Ancient Monuments Society, Sussex Archaeological Society, Inland Waterways and the Campaign to Protect Rural England. English Heritage has bestowed an honorary dedication to Gordon in its English Heritage Book of Remembrance located at the Jewel Tower, Westminster.
The National Trust has honoured Gordon with a commemorative bench and inscription, which will be situated at the visitor centre at Birling Gap, East Sussex, to be unveiled on 7 March 2015, coupled with an occasion to celebrate Mr Garland’s legacy. Anybody wishing to attend this event should contact Joanna Morley-Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org to ascertain further details. All are most welcome.
Mr Garland will be remembered as a lovely English gentleman and is greatly missed.