Farewell to Sir Donald

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It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our patron and superlative actor Sir Donald Sinden at the age of 90.

Sir Donald had lived in Wittersham on the Romney Marsh near Tenterden since 1954. He was a great lover of architecture, the countryside and historic churches and joined CPRE Kent in 1989. He was made patron in 2009 as part of the organisation’s 80th birthday celebrations.

Distinguished by his resonant voice, he made two memorable appearances for us. There was his bravura after-dinner performance at CPRE Kent’s 80th birthday party, hosted by Vice President Amanda Cottrell at her home in Challock.

And few will forget his stellar performances on film screened before the CPRE-sponsored open air cinema feature Life of Brian at Leeds Castle. Our thoughts are with his family. Thank you Sir Donald for all you did for CPRE Kent.

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