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Geoff Scott

MR GEOFF SCOTT, of Church Lane, Tickhill, Doncaster, was born in South Clifton on February 21, 1934. When he was a few months old his family moved to Highfield Farmhouse in the village and he lived there, farming with his father and three brothers. In 1967 he gained the tenancy of Langold Farm, Letwell, South Yorkshire, a 250-acre farm that had been badly neglected for many years. The farmhouse was derelict but the priority was to put the land right first. Mr Scott moved there with his wife, Anne, and first son, John, who was threemonths- old. A second son, Tim, was born in 1969. After moving to the Worksop area Mr Scott became involved with the farming fraternity and the local NFU. He was chairman of the local branch in 1970-71 and 1980-81, and continued to be an active member, serving on the legal committee and the agricultural dwellings advisory committee until 1998. It was then that he retired and joined the Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Countryside Appeal. He was chairman from 2001 until his death, having helped to raise more than £430,000 in that time. Throughout his youth Mr Scott was a keen sportsman, playing cricket for Collingham for many years, badminton at Collingham, and rugby for Soutwell until the age of 32. After moving to Langold he played cricket for Retford for several years and was involved at Dinnington Rugby Club as a supporter and life member. More than 30 years ago he acquired debenture seats for Leicester Tigers with three friends to follow the career of Dusty Hare, which they held until three years ago, when the long journey and frequency of evening matches through the winter became too much for "the last of the summer wine." Throughout his farming life Mr Scott supported country sports including the local hunts. He was involved in game shooting at Langold Farm, running the shoot himself for 20 years. In his latter years shooting was his main interest and pleasure. With 75 acres of woodland, he turned his farm into a true conservation area for all forms of wildlife. He retired to Tickhill two years ago but still visited the farm regularly, especially with the shoot. He loved life in Tickhill and made himself very much at home there. He was always proud and supportive of his two sons, who have both made very successful careers for themselves outside farming. Mr Scott was also very proud of his two grandchildren in the USA, Alex and Michael, visiting them whenever possible. He died after a short illness on May 28. His funeral at St Mary's Church, Tickhill, on June 11, was attended by more than 300 mourners and was followed by refreshments at The Olde Bell, Barnby Moor. It was there that the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance paid him the tribute of a fly past and a final bow. It was a tribute to his generosity in life that the collections for his two charities and the church after his funeral amounted to more than £3,000. Mr Scott will be remembered fondly and will be greatly missed as a true countryman, sportsman and gentleman.
Printed on 10th Jul 2014

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