Monumental Brass Society

William Greenfeld Lack (1945-2019)

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of William Lack who passed away on 30th May 2019.

William Lack succeeded Les Smith as Hon. Bulletin Editor, with Bulletin 113 (January 2010) the first to appear under his editorship. He was responsible for a total of twenty-nine issues during which period many significant advances and improvements were implemented. He also prepared thirty-two reports on conservation for the Transactions during the editorship of Stephen Freeth, Jerome Bertram, Nicholas Rogers and David Lepine. William was responsible for conserving more than 1,000 brasses during this period. He was also a co-author of the County Series that commenced in 1992, with seventeen volumes published to date.

The Executive Council had agreed to propose William Lack for Honorary Membership at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. 

The memorial service held on Tuesday, 18th June 2019 at St. Anne’s church, Lea Cross Bridge, Shrewsbury was well attended by Society members.  

Photo: William Lack (right) at Wilberfosse, Yorkshire in 2015.


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