Kingsdon’s grand Old Statesman ‘The General’ passed peacefully on 14th January in his sleep surrounded by warm hay, a bowl of mealworm and fresh water.  He had been deterioating over Christmas and his venturing was becoming more laboured and limited. However, he maintained a healthy appetite through-out.

The General has been quite a feature around Kingsdon adn best known to regulars of the 377 bus (not to mention the dirvers!) often stopping the traffic whilst he ambled across to his next lunch appointment.  He was laid ot rest in his favourite sun spot in the grounds of Orchard House. He will be sorely missed.