Hunting world mourns loss of top supporter

  • Lord Kimball, formerly Sir Marcus Kimball MP, a leading figure in the defence of field sports, died on 27 March aged 85.

    He was chairman of the British Field Sports Society from 1966-82 and president from 1995-99, before becoming deputy president of its successor, the Countryside Alliance.

    Lord Kimball was a master and amateur huntsman of the Fitzwilliam from 1950-52, and of the Cottesmore from 1953-58.

    He founded the Museum of Hunting at the Melton Carnegie Museum and was president of Olympia horse show from 1991-99.

    Lord Kimball is survived by his wife Lady (June) Kimball and 2 daughters.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (3 April 2014)

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