Harry Arnold MBE

Harry Arnold MBE

Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is saddened to report the death of Harry Arnold on 1st November, following a stroke nearly three weeks earlier.

Harry was well known as a waterways journalist, author and photographer who had been instrumental in many waterway campaigns since the 1950s.

Harry was awarded an MBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for the significant role he played in Britain’s inland waterways scene for almost 50 years.  This included being a founder member of Waterway Recovery Group and editing IWA’s Waterways magazine from 1990 to 2007.  In 2008 Harry was appointed as a Vice President of IWA.  He also carried out a wide range of voluntary roles within IWA and many other waterway organisations.  A full obituary will be included in the next Bulletin.

Harry’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th November at 2.30pm at Lichfield & District Crematorium, Fradley Lane, Fradley, Lichfield, Staffordshire. If you are travelling using a Satnav please use the postcode WS13 8RS.

Family flowers only please. Harry’s family ask that you remember him smartly not in black but in colourful or waterway attire, and they will nominate one of his waterway projects for donations.

Photo: Harry Arnold MBE Investiture Courtesy of Waterway Images

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