Trent Valley Budgerigar Society

 Fabian Blackman talk January 21st 2013

at Beacon Hotel, Burton upon Trent


Huxley & Marchant talk February 18th 2013

at Beacon Hotel, Burton upon Trent


George Alfred Hill by A Dixon

It is with regret i have to tell you of the unexpected and very sudden death of George Hill, treasurer of Trent Valley BS on Thursday 23rd August 2012, aged 79years. He was born, raised and educated in Netherton near Dudley and was extremely proud of his Black Country heritage and remained a lifelong supporter of Aston Villa FC. He regularly visited his sister Marion who still lives in Netherton and other relatives and friends. He arrived in Burton upon Trent in 1954 following his service in the Royal Air Force, to live and work, it was here he met Nancy later to become his wife. They raised two children Elizabeth and Andrew, now both married with families of their own. George had many interests, his works sports and social club as secretary and local football club and he was later trainer with Burton Albion FC for several years. He also enjoyed crown green bowls and was a major player in local leagues. He would always commit himself in the administration of any club, organisation or society that he belonged to. In 1980 he was introduced to budgerigars by Dave Topliss and later joined, what was then, the Trent Valley B & F BS. His enthusiasm for this new venture was very obvious and he formed a partnership with his son Andrew, still a school boy. together they created a successful stud of birds exhibiting over coming years at most of the shows in the Midlands and the BS Club Show at Doncaster. He became an active and eager committee member working hard to promote our society. For a period of time he was the publicity officer and later treasurer leaving Andrew, still at school to take over the publicity work. Most of his committee years he remained the treasurer whilst also serving President from 1999 - 2001. In 2002 he found it necessary, reluctantly, to give up his birds, but he still kept his keen and active interest in Trent Valley BS and retained his position as treasurer. All of these years, Nancy supported his many interests at Trent Valley, she was working at all of our shows and social events. Together they made a great team, extremely generous and hospitable. The final social event of every year was the Christmas party organised and presented by George, Nancy along with their family and was always the most entertaining evening of the year. Throughout the towns of Swadlincote and Burton upon Trent, George was a very popular and recognisable man and would always stop talk and joke with anyone. We at Trent Valley BS have lost a true dear commited friend who will never be forgotten. We offer Nancy and all her family, also Marion his sister and her family our deepest sympathy, our greatest respect, our eternal gratitude, friendship and above all our love. George may you rest in peace. Arnold W Dixon (President of TVBS)


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