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Jeff Bunton RIP

Jeff Bunton 1941 - 2018

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of L&B stalwart Jeff Bunton who died at his home on Saturday 26th May at around 5:00pm.

A Life-Member, Jeff joined the L&B back in 1984 after viewing the short length of track laid in the cutting at Parracombe Lane Head. He was elected a company director in 1999 - a position he still held at his death. Elected a Trustee in 2006, Jeff was presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the 2015 AGM, when after 9 years service and now in his 70's, he decided not to stand for a further 3 year term.

Jeff’s funeral took place on Friday 22nd June at 12:40 at Barham Crematorium CT4 6QU with a wake afterwards at the Rising Sun, Stourmouth CT3 1HY.

Jeff’s funeral was well attended and Nieske his wife gave her personal tribute. As Jeff knew of his fate, Nieske and he planned the whole thing — it was no more than you would expect from our dear friend.

Chairman Peter Miles, Julia and Pete Snashall, Paul Curzon, Ian Cowling and Kent Groups' Anne Belsey attended as did L&BR Trust Member ATR Walker - the grand gentleman who always tries to attend Galas with his dogs.

The end of an era.

Martin Swainson

From left to right, Jerry Oakey, Pete Snashall, Ian Cowling and Jeff Bunton. Photo Paul Curzon.

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