Haworth: Derek Ernest Foster 5th June 1931 – 3rd August 2012

If you walk away from the central bustle of the lovely West Yorkshire village of Haworth and follow the road out of the village that heads off up to the moors, turn left off the main road and you find yourself on Cemetery Road.  Walking along this road you get a fantastic view over the Worth Valley.  Walk beyond the Cemetery [after exploring] and you are looking over Lower Laithe Reservoir to the village of Stanbury on its ridge.  Here in this lovely spot I found the memorial bench to Derek Ernest Foster.

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Derek Ernest Foster died peacefully at home at the age of 81-years, leaving his wife Mary and father of five children.  The memorial bench to remember Derek Ernest Foster suggests a family man who was very much loved and had a good sense of humour and also enjoyed the beauty of the landscape around Haworth.  This bench, dedicated in loving memory by his family, gives passers by a glimpse of the sort of man Derek Ernest Foster was and I appreciate the family’s generosity in sharing their memories.


In Loving Memory of Derek Ernest Foster. A sincere and dear Husband, Father & Grandfather who regularly appreciated the surrounding natural beauty from this location, flippantly quoting “which Architect designed all this”. Infinitely loved and Eternally missed. 5th June 1931 – 3rd August 2012

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