Gerry Barnett’s long association with the CLA Game Fair was recognised at a press reception during the three-day 2013 event at Ragley Hall when he was presented with a bottle of English champagne by Ollie Wilson, CLA Game Fair director of communication.
Mr Wilson noted during the party in the Rolls-Royce Country Club that Gerry, a long-standing Member of the Guild, has a remarkable record of 64 years in journalism. He started with the Evesham Journal in 1949 and has always been closely connected with farming and the countryside. He now writes for the Evesham & Cotswold Journal on farming and countryside topics.
“Gerry was at the very first CLA Game Fair in 1958 and has been to the great majority of them ever since,” Mr Wilson said. “He is a true English country gentleman and a credit to journalism.”