MARCH 3 2021 – “WHENEVER WE HEAR A SKYLARK SING, OR SEE A BUTTERFLY ON THE WING, WE WILL THINK OF YOU” – ON THIS DAY – 16 YEARS AGO – MARCH 3 2005 – JAMES HAVERS DIED [AGED 39] – IFIELD SOCIETY CO-FOUNDER

Flying Skylark (Alauda arvensis) in Frankfurt, Germany Quartl/Wikimedia Commons

“THE MAN WHO LOVED IFIELD BROOK MEADOWS” – JAMES R. HAVERS RIP – JULY 21ST 1965 – MARCH 3 2005 [AGED 39] – IFIELD SOCIETY CO-FOUNDER

James Roger Havers 1965-2005 – Snell Hatch Cemetery, West Green, Crawley [‘Larch’ Plot]

James Roger Havers

 1965 – 2005

 Aged 39 years

 Loved and missed by family and friends

 Whenever we hear

a skylark sing

Or see a butterfly 

on the wing

We will think of you

 

 

Spot the little Robin on the grass 

 

 

 

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RWS Photography – Ifield Brook Meadows
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SEPTEMBER 24 2020 – “WHENEVER WE HEAR A SKYLARK SING, OR SEE A BUTTERFLY ON THE WING, WE WILL THINK OF YOU” – JAMES HAVERS [1965-2005]

Photo and Poem by Richard W. Symonds

 

Whenever we hear

A skylark sing

Or see a butterfly on the wing

We will think of you

IFIELD AND IFIELD WEST COMMUNITY FORUM

Sandra Buck

He’d turn in his grave at the housing proposals!

Richard W. Symonds

  • Indeed Sandra, James would be swivelling in his grave – heartbroken. I can almost hear him.

    In the March 23 2005 issue of Crawley News a few weeks after his death – “Nature lover James dies, aged 39” – the reporter writes: “James Havers was a keen wildlife photographer and we have been invited by his parents to reprint some of his favourite work. Many of his pictures were taken at the Landfill site in Ifield, which is earmarked for possible redevelopment by Horsham District Council”.

    The Landfill site is no more – it is now the Kilnwood Vale development. Crawley News is no more as well. Crawley Observer is now the only local paper for this town, and they have published nothing about the Homes England £3bn ‘West of Ifield’ development of 10,000 houses on Ifield Golf Course [neighbouring Kilnwood Vale] within the ancient Parish of Ifield – not even a letter. We should right [and write] this wrong – not just in remembrance of James.