A moving, dignified and thoughtful service of thanksgiving, in the beautiful setting of one of Yorkshire’s finest ancient churches, was a most fitting remembrance of Gordon Forster. St John the Baptist, Adel, was packed with family and friends, including members of organisations with which he was closely associated: colleagues from the School of History in Leeds University, representatives of the Thoresby Society, of the Ransome reading group to which Gordon had belonged for 55 years, and of course of YAHS, which he joined in 1951, serving with dedication and distinction in many guises, including a term as president. The order of service was decorated with the white rose of Yorkshire.
The School of History, to which Gordon was recruited in 1955 as lecturer by a new professor, Asa Briggs, plans another tribute. We hope to join this, and are considering further suggestions by YAHS members about an appropriate memorial.
Geograph © Copyright Malcolm Morris