Nature campaigner dies aged 95

Stanley Allen died on December 22, aged 95
Stanley Allen died on December 22, aged 95

A CAMPAIGNER for nature and conservation in the Shoreham area has died at the age of 95.

Stanley Allen, who was known for his efforts to preserve Widewater lagoon and limit development along the Adur riverbank, died iin Worthing Hospital on December 23.

A resident of Shoreham for 30 years, Mr Allen was actively involved in a number of nature and conservation groups, including Shoreham District Ornithological Society, Sussex Downsmen and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

A retired solicitor, Mr Allen had also been chief executive of Sussex County Cricket Club, chairman of the BBC South Advisory Council, and was one of the first cricket commentators on Radio Brighton, where he worked with a young Des Lynam.

The funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Shoreham, on Monday, January 6, at 9.45am. The family has requested no flowers and no black.