Society mourns death of Rutland historian Fred Adams

Rutland Local History and Record Society editor Tim Clough with Fred Adams looking at a lemonade bottle recovered from a well at Nether Hambleton in 1976.
Rutland Local History and Record Society editor Tim Clough with Fred Adams looking at a lemonade bottle recovered from a well at Nether Hambleton in 1976.
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A history group has paid tribute to one of its long-serving and dedicated honorary members.

The Rutland Local History and Record Society learned of the death of Squadron Leader A W Adams, known to all as Fred, who died at the age of 94.

Fred and his late wife Olive, who died in 2006, were founder members of the Rutland Field Research Group for Archaeology and History, and Fred became its chairman.

When that group merged with the society in 1993, both Fred and Olive were appointed honorary members in recognition of their contributions to the work of the group, which was founded in 1971.

Tim Clough, honorary editor of the Rutland Local History and Record Society, said: “The society is very sad to hear that we have lost someone who was for so long one of the mainstays of amateur archaeology in Rutland.

“Fred led the Rutland Field Research Group for over 20 years, and he and Olive continued to be active supporters of our society for many more years.”