Heritage Lincolnshire’s Patron Tony Worth 1940-2017

We are very sad to announce the death of Tony Worth, Patron of Heritage Lincolnshire, on the 8th November.

Tony Worth was appointed High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1990 and Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire on 30 October 2008. He was appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the 2015 New Year Honours.

As a farmer and landowner in the Holbeach Marsh, he was a leading figure in the Lincolnshire agricultural scene. Over the years he held a number of significant posts, including that of President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

As well as serving as an active and supportive Patron for Heritage Lincolnshire since 2014, he was also Patron of the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and a Governor of the University of Lincoln. He was also a leading light in the creation of the new International Bomber Command Centre at Lincoln.

Tony Worth had a genuine interest in the history and heritage of the county and he was a man of great humanity. He will be very much missed by all of the staff and trustees at Heritage Lincolnshire and our thoughts are with his family.

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