PAUL WILLIAMS 1946 - 2016
It is with much sadness
that The Friends of Honeywood Museum have to record the passing of Paul
Williams, long-serving Committee Member and one of our most devoted and
Paul had a vast knowledge of military history, especially of the First and Second World Wars. In the early years of his involvement he helped with an exhibition on the Second World War. His greatest achievement in this direction was the production of a magnificent exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Paul made a major contribution to the history of the Oaks Park – firstly by producing The Long and the Short of General John Burgoyne’s Maid of the Oaks. He then went on to write his massive two volume history of The Oaks which is likely to remain the key work on the subject for many decades. Paul made major contributions to Honeywood and local history but for those who knew him there was another really important thing: he was a thoroughly nice person with a great sense of humour and a massive fund of knowledge about all sorts of things – someone it is a pleasure and a privilege to have known.