It is with a deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Alan Cawthrow who passed away at his Goldthorpe home yesterday. A well known character around his birding haunts of Old Moor (it was always Wath to Alan) and more recently Adwick on Dearne as well as at Spurn Point. His acidic wit meant he was always blunt, straight to the point but everything in his life was infused with humour, meet up with Al and a session of laughter was guaranteed to follow. His killer one-liners are legendary amongst those fortunate enough to have been in his company.
Alan or Judas as he was widely known (due to his teenage resemblance to a certain rock band, nothing to do with his actions) took on the role of recorder for BBSG from 2007 and compiled and wrote every BBSG annual report from that year until the last one published in 2012.
He will be missed but the character of the guy means he will not be forgotten
RIP 'Judas' mate.