The news of the death of Mr Arthur Jones came as a great shock to us all. The large congregation at the Funeral Service testified to the wide range of his interests and the esteem in which he was held. Reference has been made in the Press to his reputation as an antiquarian and all of us in Badsey were proud of his work in this connection. What I think, however, is uppermost in our thoughts, is the great loss to our village through the passing of one who had a wide knowledge of its history and who served it faithfully. Badsey was his home and his primary interest. He was always jealous for its welfare, and his interest in village matters never flagged. Many of us will treasure memories of conversations with him, in which his learning was enlivened with a whimsical humour which was always kindly. Many here, too, owe much to him in all kinds of ways, for he was always ready to help where there was real need for help. We shall miss him greatly, but his name will always be honoured. We extend our sympathy to the members of his family. May he rest in peace.
Published in the October 1950 Parish Magazine.