We are sorry to have to report the death of Terry Smale on 16 February 2021, at the age of 76. He was one of our founding members and always a friendly and enthusiastic source of plants, information and encouragement. He will be greatly missed, and not just by SABG members: he was an active member of the BCSS, Mesemb Study Group, AGS and RHS. He had a large collection of Conophytums – the BBC filmed his plants for a 6-minute section of the “Gardeners’ World” programme shown on Friday 28th August 2020, which can be seen on-line at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08qn68n 1). On behalf of the SABG and its members, the Committee send their condolences to his wife Jennifer. [8 March 2021]
Terry had a multitude of interests, knowledge and achievements. In his memory, Jennifer invited SABG members to come together to remember Terry and think and talk about all he has meant to everyone. The AGS East Surrey Group held an informal afternoon get together to remember Terry Smale on Saturday, 21st August 2021 at 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, Banstead Community Centre, Park Road, Banstead SM7 3DL, with a buffet provided (organised by Suzanne Mace). Some people spoke to give some insight into Terry’s life.
An obituary appeared in Newsletter 44.