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
FROM THE ARCHIVES – CRAWLEY NEWS – MARCH 23 20o5 – “NATURE LOVER JAMES [HAVERS] DIES, AGED 39”
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.