It is with very great sadness that we have to announce the death of Michael Bennett, the club archivist, who died peacefully in his sleep at home on the night of Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2011, at the age of 73. Michael had not been well for some time but his enthusiasm for Old Hall continued right to the end.
Michael’s work in researching and documenting Old Hall has been immeasurable and his creation of the club’s database of all known items and his three superb publications, namely The A – Z of Old Hall, Robert Welch’s designs for Old Hall and A Guide to Old Hall Backstamps, are a legacy that will never be surpassed.
The photograph shows Michael with his photo studio at our 2009 Summer Fair.
Michael, we will always remember you with great affection.