Friday, 30 December 2011

R.I.P John Ryde

We are sad to report that John Ryde lost his battle against cancer on Thursday night. A true patriot who will be greatly missed.

John lived in Newbold Verdon for nearly fifty years and served as a parish councillor twice; it was an office he was carrying out diligently until his illness became acute. In 2003, he was presented with the Mayor's Award for Outstanding Services in the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth.

He was a member of the BNP for the past eleven years and stood as a candidate four times. He was East Midlands Regional Press Officer and also worked tirelessly designing and printing leaflets for the East Mids and other branches around the country. His dedication and cheerful demeanor will never be forgotten.
John was presented with the British National Party, East Midlands Activist of the Year Award in 2008.

John previously worked in sales and marketing and was a well-known wrestler on the circuit in his younger days. His interests included gardening, motoring, real ale, traditional jazz, and the countryside. He leaves two children and five grandchildren.

Geoff Dickens, East Midlands RO, paid tribute to John, saying:

"I first met John around 1974, we were both active Nationalists; John had resigned from the Conservative party after the disgusting treatment of Enoch Powell by Heath. John had been a Monday Club member

"John was an active member of the Leicester NF until 1982, after which he supported the fledgling British National Party; after his family had grown up and with retirment approaching he became a super activist, Leics. and East Mids Press Officer, Training Officer, Leaflet Designer and printer, printing over 400k leaflets, never taking any expenses.

"John was a Parish Councillor, and has stood for the BNP at District, County and Parliamentary levels.

"I will always remember John`s sense of humour; no matter how bad things were he always had a quip at hand to lighten the situation."

We send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family.



Very sad to lose John. He visited me at my house on occasions and was always welcome. The party has lost a valuable member and a tireless worker for the National cause.
I hope he finds peace in his sleep.

Anonymous said...

Can tha nationalists in Leicestershire organise a non political fund raiser for cancer in memory of our friend John. Maybe in the summer ?