David Hey was a long time member, President and Vice President of the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers, who sadly died recently. Although a well renowned researcher and writer of local history, he had an exemplary professional career. To the Ramblers he was always willing to share his vast knowledge of local history and interest, giving very many presentations to our local groups and to the Area. Nothing was ever too much for him - he gave frequently and enthusiastically. His many published books always gave inspiration and relevant information for our rambles. His wide knowledge of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire remains unsurpassed, whether it’s the interpretation of a personal surname, or who really were the Kinder heroes. We will miss him but his work will live on and on.
Terry Howard (Vice President SYNED Ramblers & Chairman Sheffield Ramblers)