Wednesday 4 November 2009

My Uncle - Frederick Lupton

Fred as we all knew him was born on St Valentines Day 1917 and died peacefully on October 17th 2009
He was my uncle,great uncle to Nicholas and great great uncle to little Rubi-Sue. Thanks to
Peter Rymer who spoke at his funeral telling people about his life and what he had done over the years. Everyone who came in contact will remember him as a hard working farmer-A Yorkshireman through and through who had the most amazing memory-right to the very end. He lived all his life at Wass Grange -he once went out of Yorkshire to buy a Clydesdale filly but was back home again before the day was out. A character, the old resident of Wass, a fine horseman, expert moler, a keen shoot. There wasnt much that went on locally that he didnt know about. He stopped driving his tractor when he was 89,but was still doing the bookkeeping this year at the age of 92 and kept us all on our toes .In September when my Dad was off to Scotland to buy sheep it was Fred reminding him to take the cheque book and you dont forget the holding number. A legend and will be sadly missed.