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Tribute to Colin Hotham

The death of Colin Hotham, aged 94, on June 13th 2020 was a great loss to the Village.

Born 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.

He could often be seen working either by the pond (or in it !) with the gardening group.

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!

From 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 successful.

The Village Hall is part of his legacy to the Village and we are grateful for all he did.

A Good Send off !

His funeral took place Tuesday 7th July at 2.30pm at Haltemprice Crematorium.

Due to social distancing restrictions at the time, many people through the village paid their respects along the the route from his home at On Hill via Main Street and Beech Hill Road. See Route Map. There was a live web cast of the service.