Sad news: many local friends knew Anne Adams “the lady on the bike” who died, aged 90 on 23rd November at Hereford County Hospital.

Anne lived by the ethos of “tread lightly on the earth” – until quite recently she was still riding her bicycle around Leominster.

Anne was a Quaker and author of a booklet on Quaker history. She was a longstanding green activist, treasurer of the local Green Party branch for many years and one of the founders of Transition Leominster.

For 20 years she shared the ownership of a smallholding at Luston with Pete Blench and his family.

“Anne was a high-energy person. She planted hundreds of trees and cultivated her own veg and herb garden alongside my own. (Some of our best chats occurred while we were gardening in close proximity). For some years she was secretary of the village hall committee and a parish councillor for a period. Anne was one of life’s givers, a very gentle, kind soul. She will be much missed. (She was quite camera shy but I found this picture of her looking at wildflowers just across the Welsh border in August 2017. If any friends do have a good picture of her please let me know)”

Pete Blench

“I just think she was so extraordinary and dedicated. She walked lightly on the earth and touched all our lives in the green network”

Jenny Bartlett

Anyone wishing to know about funeral arrangements please contact Annie Wood on 01568 369074. (Anne will be buried at the Quaker Burial Ground, Newlands Drive, Leominster. Provisional date is Friday Dec 11 but has not been confirmed. Attendees will be limited to 30 people due to current restrictions)