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Professor David Bellamy OBE

12 Dec 2019

Fond memories of David at Pensthorpe 

The late Professor David Bellamy OBE, honorary vice-president of Pensthorpe Conservation Trust since 2016

Following the sad news regarding the passing of Professor David Bellamy OBE, last night, we wanted to share the thoughts of Bill Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park, along with some photos of treasured times we shared with David here at Pensthorpe – “As one of our conservation heroes, Deb and I were ecstatic when David accepted our initial proposal to become a trustee of Pensthorpe Conservation Trust in 2003. Since 2016 David has been an active honorary vice-president and we were overwhelmed by his enthusiasm, passion and dedication to Pensthorpe and the work that we do. As well as working alongside David, we were also lucky enough to count David as a friend. We always admired his shared enthusiasm for educating and inspiring the next generation of conservationists, and David was someone who really led the way in introducing botany and environmental issues to the masses. On behalf of our other trustees and everyone at Pensthorpe, we would like to express our condolences to David’s family and will fondly remember the wonderful times we shared and the support he has given to Pensthorpe over the years.”

David Bellamy with Deb Jordan (Right)

David with one of our Eurasian Cranes

David with Bill Jordan (Left) and HRH Duke of Edinburgh 

David at a Pensthorpe 20 year anniversary event in 2008

David with Pensthorpe staff