It is with great sadness that we must pass on the news that Kim Siddorn passed away on Christmas Day 2015. He was surrounded by his family and is no longer in pain.
Kim was NAReS's Public Relations Officer, who always had a wonderful way with words, and had the ability to turn even the most dull document into a wonderfully crafted item, that captivated the reader - indeed some of his guidance notes have caused much amusement to the unknowing reader!
Kim was also a very well known figure in Dark Age and early medieval re-enactment, and had been involved from the very start, before forming Regia Anglorum in the 1980s, which he guided to become a very well respected group. His knowledge of the period, as well as drive and enthusiasm for authenticity put Regia at the front of the hobby for many, many years. He was responsible for projects which, at the time, people thought he was crazy to take on including longships, replica pallisades and Regia's own village project.
Kim has left a very large pair of shoes to fill, but a legacy on the hobby which will last for many years to come.
It will be on Wednesday January 13th at 2.30pm at South Bristol crematorium, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 7AS followed by the wake at the Woodspring Golf Club, Yanley Lane, Long Ashton, BS41 9LR.
Kim's family have asked that people do not bring or send flowers but suggest a donation - which can be on the day - to Marie Curie or St.Peter's Hospice, as they are the people who made Kim's last days as good as possible and we are very grateful to them.