death of Colin Hotham, aged 94,
on June 13th is a great loss to
in Hull, he returned to the area
to live in Swanland in the1980s
after a distinguished career in
the Land Registry.
He was the first chairman of the
Swanland Village Association and
worked hard for it for many years.
could often be seen working either
by the pond (or in it !) with the
The daffodils on Greenstiles Lane
and the 30,000 crocuses planted
round the village owe a lot to Colin.
He even invented a special tool
to plant the crocuses!
2002 to 2007 he was Chairman of
the Parish Council, a period which
saw the old village school transformed
into the Village Hall. His enormous
amount of work led to its opening
in 2005,since when it has been very
The Village Hall is part of his
legacy to the Village and we are
grateful for all he did.
The Cortege will leave On Hill At 2 pm
on Tuesday 7th July for the funeral at
2.30pm at Haltemprice Crematorium. Due
to the present social distancing restrictions
it is suggested that those wanting to
pay their respects can do along the the
route through the village
See Route Map.
The will be a live webcast of the service
from around 2.25. You need to log onto