We are sad to announce the death of Michael Charlesworth, much-loved chairman of the Historic Roses Group

As many of you may know, he had weathered serious illness in the past few years and had been undergoing dialysis for three days every week in hospital; he slipped away during the early hours of Monday 17 January in Yeovil Hospital. HRG chairman since 2014, Michael had been working tirelessly on HRG matters, despite his health problems, right up to the previous Friday

The funeral will take place on Friday 4 February in Somerset.   Flowers from the HRG are being organised

A full tribute can be seen on the Historic Rose Group website

All info and image from the HRG blog