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Slaugham 2010 Year Book – Page 11 The Moat House
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This is the house I used to live in 60 years ago. My bedroom was top right.
My brother and I used to play in the ruins a lot as children. My Dad used to milk the cows up near the big house. Certainly brings back some memories
Added by Jill Cantell (née Turvey) on 15 August 2013
There is sad news from Slaugham which has lost one of its most-loved residents with the death of Sir Alan Urwick who passed away last week.
Here follows two announcements from the media.
Daily Telegraph:
Sir Alan Bedford Urwick KCVO CMG Knight St John passed away peacefully at home on 8th December 2016, aged 86.
Beloved husband of Marta; father of Christopher, Richard and Michael; father-in-law of Valentina, Carolina and Viviana; and grandfather of Victoria, Oliver and Sofia.
A funeral service will take place at 2pm on Tuesday13th December 2016 at St Mary's Parish Church, The Green, Slaugham, West Sussex RH17 6AG.
Sir Alan Bedford Urwick KCVO CMG (2 May 1930 – 8 December 2016) was a British diplomat.
Alan Urwick was educated at Dragon School in Oxford, Rugby School, and New College, Oxford.
Urwick joined the British diplomatic service in 1952 and undertook tours of duty in Western Europe, the Middle East, Moscow, and Washington, D.C. He served as the United Kingdom's ambassador to Jordan (1979–1984), Egypt (1985–1987), as well as High Commissioner to Canada (1987–1989). He left the diplomatic service in 1989. He then served as Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons until his retirement in 1995.
He died on 8 December 2016 at the age of 86.

Added by Barry Ray on 12 December 2016
On 13th March 2017 the Daily Telegraph published an obituary to Sir Alan Urwick together with a picture on him wearing the uniform of the Serjeant at Arms.
It gives a truly inspiring story of his life and is well worth reading.
It mentions how Sir Alan restored the Slaugham Place ruins with the help of English Heritage. They omitted to mention the work and skills supplied to the project by Arthur Shopland, and so I will mention it here!
Select Open Document to read the obituary.
Added by Barry Ray on 16 March 2017
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