It is with great sadness that I announce that Geoff Wright passed away on Tuesday afternoon 28 June 2016 aged 92.
Geoff was an integral part of the group since its inception in 1977 and its trusted treasurer for many years. Even more so he epitomised the group with his cheery enthusiasm and welcoming nature.
My personal memories of Geoff start with my very first outdoor meeting with the group. It could have felt intimidating going out with a group of unknown birdwatchers, all much more expert than me, but Geoff and Cynthia gave myself and my wife Maria such a warm welcome that we never looked back. I am forever indebted to the kindness of Geoff and Cynthia when, a few years later, they showed us around the bird reserves on the north Norfolk coast. It was such a warm hearted gesture to share their holiday with us during which we saw so many firsts such as merlin, red-breasted flycatcher and Lady Amherst’s pheasants. We had a wonderful time.
To Cynthia and family my deepest condolences. To Geoff may your legacy continue in our group that always has a friendly smile and warm welcome to all those who join us on our trips or come to our talks. RIP.