Simon Layfield

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It is with great regret and sadness that we must report the passing of Simon Layfield our General Manager, close friend and visionary of Rocks by Rail. Simon Passed away on the 2nd February 2014 at the age of 49 .A service was held in his memory at Knebworth Crematorium which was very well attended by members of his family and friends both from Rocks by Rail and Simon’s other passion of cycling.

Simon had a vision of Rocks by Rail which inspired him and the small dedicated group of volunteers who have shaped the site in to the only museum representing and conserving the Ironstone Quarry Heritage of the East Midlands, a living museum where the entire process of iron ore excavation and its impact on the landscape and social history can be developed and explored.

We appreciate everybody’s understanding at this time as we are all deeply saddened by Simons loss so suddenly, our aim is to continue his efforts at Rocks by Rail and see the Development plan Simon worked so hard to create along with the volunteer team come to fruition, Simons energy and enthusiasm for all things Ironstone has inspired many and continues to spread, we look forward to seeing all our visitors and supports soon and sharing that enthusiasm with you.

Thank you