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Joined: 15 Jun 2004
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Posted: 12 Sep 2009
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we get this posted on here please!

Posted by Rick Anstis from SARG through his mailing list.

'I am sure that many of you will share fond and happy
memories of Julia Wycherley, founder (some thirty years
ago) and recently Honorary President, of Surrey Amphibian
and Reptile Group (?SARG?).

I am sorry therefore to be the bearer of very sad news:-

Julia passed away, peacefully, on 9th September.

The funeral is to be held at Crawley Crematorium on
Friday 18th September, at 3:00 p.m. and Ralph and the
family would be very pleased to see you there.

No flowers please; instead, donations to the
Herpetological Conservation Trust (?HCT?, now ?ARC?
would be very welcome, either at:

or online at:


or via Stoneman Funeral Directors.

Richard Anstis'

I hope that Rick and Julia's family would not mind me
posting this on here.

I truly feel that we have lost such a wonderfully
passionate and brilliant flag bearer for UK amphibian and
reptile conservation. She was always on the end of a
phone for a chat about the latest sightings of European
Green Frogs, or for advice on various matters relating to
helping amphibians and reptiles

I am planning to go to the Funeral if anyone would like a
lift do let me know

This is what Kevin Morgan had to say about Julia in his
email to me early last week

'I will miss her, she so summed up the right way to
pursue conservation goals with her approach to everyone,
from conservationists to developers.

Also makes you appreciate life and in your case, your new
arrival .... future generations to strive for the


Dr Julia Wycherley MBE receiving her ARG UK Award at the
Herpetofauna Workers' Meeting 2008


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tim hamlett
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Joined: 17 Dec 2006
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Posted: 12 Sep 2009

can i offer my condolences to anyone who knew julia...it sounds like you've lost someone very special.


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Joined: 12 Apr 2004
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View other posts by Iowarth
Posted: 12 Sep 2009
Thankyou for sharing this with us Jon

Julia has certainly been a shining and leading light in herp conservation. I am one of many who has benefited from her knowledge and the readiness and enthusiasm with which she shared it.

All of us who knew her will miss her.


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View other posts by armata
Posted: 14 Sep 2009
Oh, this is a surprise and shock, I knew Julia fairly well.

My thoughts are with her loved ones.
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View other posts by Dave1812
Posted: 15 Sep 2009
Though I did not know her I would like to express my sympathies to her family and friends.

Anyone who can spend time in conservation work is special in my eyes.

David Hind
Wildlife Trust (Cumbria) - Member
Solway AONB - Volunteer

- Dr Julia Wycherley MBE

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