Nor­folk keeper wins Bellamy award

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ger­ald gray, head­keeper at the hill­bor­ough es­tate in Nor­folk, has been awarded the 2016 Bellamy

Award by the Na­tional game­keep­ers’ or­gan­i­sa­tion Ed­u­ca­tional trust.

the trust called mr gray an “in­spi­ra­tion to oth­ers” for his ef­forts to pro­mote keeper­ing and con­ser­va­tion, from ap­pear­ances in “tiny vil­lages halls to prime­time BBc”.

the award was launched in 2010 to recog­nise those who dis­play ex­cep­tional cre­ativ­ity and ini­tia­tive in pro­mot­ing the gamekeeper's role in sus­tain­able coun­try­side man­age­ment.

the tro­phy it­self is made from a piece of bog oak many thou­sands of years old. it was pre­sented to the Ngo Ed­u­ca­tional trust by the con­ser­va­tion­ist (and Ngo Pa­tron) Pro­fes­sor david Bellamy to sym­bol­ise the en­dur­ing na­ture of mankind's re­la­tion­ship with the liv­ing land­scape.

2016 Bellamy Award win­ner, Ger­ald Gray

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