26th January, 1920 - 3rd November 2013

Leonard Kidd, who died in the Royal Oldham Hospital aged 93, was a founder member of the Medlock and Tame Valley Conservation Committee (MTVCC) in 1971.

At that time he was curator of the Natural History Museum in Werneth Park and a member of the Oldham Microscopical and Natural History Society.

In August of that year he chaired the inaugural meeting of the MTVCC and served variously as president, chairman, vice-chairman and committee member of the later renamed Medlock and Tame Valley Conservation Association (MTVCA) for the next 15 years or so.

Leonard had an extensive knowledge of local flora and fauna and he brought this expertise to contribute effectively to the Association's role as an environmental guardian.

His valuable contribution to the MTVCA is gratefully acknowledged.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.