Anthony (Tony) Hindley, 1927-2024

Tony Hindley with Annefie Roberts and Pat Hemsley on a field visit to Broadstone Reservoir

Tony Hindley, former President, Secretary and a Honorary Life Member of Barnsley Nats, has recently died. His funeral – ‘a celebration of a life well-lived’ was held in a packed Cawthorne All Saints Church on Tuesday 2nd April 2024.

Tony was a longstanding member of the Society, joining as a young man; he stepped down as secretary when he was 80 but carried on coming to meetings —the dapper gentleman at the back— until he became too frail. He made a surprise appearance with his wife Cynthia at the Christmas Social in 2022 . 

Annefie and I saw him just before this last Christmas, full of stories of Barnsley Nats over the years. As a young teacher in Barnsley he taught a number of pupils who became members of Barnsley Nats.

Tony Hindley (on the right) at the 150th Anniversary of Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society in 2017

Tony Hindley (on right) at the Barnsley Naturalist & Scientific Society 150th Anniversary in 2017

In 2017 he joined the 150th anniversary celebrations of Barnsley Nats. In 1958 he was photographed as a 30 year old at a presentation to Ralph Atkinson on Ralph’s 21 years as secretary.

Our thoughts are with Cynthia, friends and family.
Peter Roberts