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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Obituary notice

The naturalist Mary Gilham MBE (1921-2013) has passed away. A well known author and Wildlife Trust member.

4 comments:

David Gilmore said...

I met her on a few occasions, a truly remarkable lady. Her knowledge of flora & fauna was amazing. She will be dearly missed by all in Glamorgan.

John Wilson said...

Indeed. She published a huge number of books on the Natural History of Glamorgan. Quite a number still for sale at Cosmeston.

Phil B said...

like Jake, I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Gilham on several occasions and I think I corresponded with her in my time as Recorder. An oustanding naturalist, her passing is a great loss, though she leaves a fantastic legacy in her writings.

Jeremy said...

Sad news. I've got several of her books, which I really must get round to reading. There's a good film on Vimeo of her with Cliff Woodhead at Coed-y-Bedw reserve: http://vimeo.com/17145423