The Society has been informed of the death of Bill Lupton aged 80. He and his wife Helen had the Lupat herd of Longhorns in the 1980's and 1990's and were very successful in the showring during those years. Due to ill health, in 1997 the entire Lupat herd was sold to David and Angela Blockley as the Luptons did not want the herd split up on it's dispersal. The Luptons were from Ripon, North Yorkshire and donated the Econ salver for the Champion Longhorn at the Great Yorkshire show, named after the company they ran building road gritters.
Mike Tisdale adds that he was also a philanthropist, donating a piece of equipment for cancer research at Aston University, Birmingham.
A private burial will take place, and there will be a memorial service at St Johns Church, Sharow, Ripon, HG4 5BJ on 16th March at 1pm.