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Geoff Timberlake


nigel benson:
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Geoff Timberlake passed away on Monday this week.

Geoff was a fellow collector of Nazeing glass, and, with his wife Davina, collaborated and supported me presenting the exhibition that we held at Lowewood Museum, Broxbourne in 2003. He launched his book on the history and glass made by Nazeing and its predecessor companies that began with Charles Kempton in Vauxhall London on the first day of the exhibition.

He published the book himself after a great deal of original research and it is a credit to him that he managed to get passed all the brick walls that prevented many of us from progressing that research.

Geoff was Secretary to the Glass Association for some years and he quietly got on with the job with good suggestions that helped the GA move forward, including being the webmaster for their first website.

He and Davina were keen caravaners travelling both in the UK and on the Continent. They were both active in the Caravan Club as well. Soon after Geoff resigned from being the GA secretary they bought themselves a mobile home to travel in often making them difficult to contact!

Without Geoff's work on Nazeing and the Kempton's the glass world would be the poorer, so collector's and dealer's who now use information that has been disseminated from his book owe him a debt.

My deep condolescences to Davina and family.


Deepest sympathy to famly and friends a very sad loss . jp

flying free:
Thank you for passing on this  news.  My condolences to his family and friends.

My most sincere condolonces to his family and loved ones.

A very sad loss for the glass world, but he has left a tremendous legacy for which we are incredibly grateful.

Photo added to Nigel's original post as per his request.

"A photo of Geoff Timberlake at the Nazeing Exhibition at Lowewood, with a copy of his book on
the edge of the display cabinet he's musing at, with Roger Dodsworth (of BHGM) hiding behind Geoff."


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