It is with immense sadness that we write about the death of Jude Aldred, one of our most brilliant advocates. Jude died peacefully at home in Bamburgh surrounded by her family on June 18th.
Jude was a fabulous, vibrant and vivacious women who lived a life full of adventure and endeavour. She was a true Northumbrian heralding from the fourth generation of Bamburgh butchers. She travelled widely and lived for spells in both Australia and the Outer Hebrides, but eventually Bamburgh and her love of the village drew her back.
She was one of the AONB's most ardent supporters with the preservation of the character and community of Bamburgh at the forefront of her ambition and deep rooted in her heart. Amongst her many accolades she was one of the founding member of Bamburgh Heritage Trust, for years served as the chair of Bamburgh Parish Council and was instrumental in the creation of the North Northumberland Coastal neighbourhood plan.
We, like so many others, feel her loss greatly and our condolences go to her beloved family - daughter Kate, son-in-law Sam and grandchildren Isla, Meg and Rory and her brother Michael and his family.