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Congratulations, Colin and Ania

Colin Lindsay Nash, son of the late Peter Nash and Joan Barnfield Nash, was married to Ania Wierzbicka on 23 August 2014. The wedding took place at the Gloucestershire Registrar’s Office.

Ania was given in marriage by her three eldest sons. Her daughter and granddaughter were bridesmaids and her youngest son was pageboy.

Colin’s best man was Felix Loy, a friend since their school days.

Since Ania is originally from Poland, the 100 wedding guests were served traditional Polish fare at a wedding breakfast. Later, they were joined by more family and friends for a reception and dance at the Witcombe Village Hall.

Photo 2014-08-27, 3 33 20 PM

Photo 2014-08-27, 3 51 27 PM


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Andrew Charles Buffrey

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For almost a year, I have followed and reported on the adventures of cousin Andy as he travelled across Europe cycling, skydiving and fundraising for a special needs school. When he reached Hemsedal, Norway he decided to stay and work there. After a brief trip home to Gloucestershire in October to visit his family, he returned to Norway to settle in. His Facebook page showed how much he was enjoying his time there.

Yesterday, we received the tragic news that he had died in a cycling accident on his way home from work. Postings on his Facebook page reflect how highly he was regarded by all who knew him.

These are the thoughts of his Mum, Wendy:
“It does not seem to matter where in the world our son Andy Buffrey went, he made an impact on others. He made every second of his time with us count.
His thirst for knowledge and new experiences and the odd beer or two was endless. He Lived his life the way he wanted without compromising . Though his loss has devastated us we would not have changed him or any of his ambitions.
This last year Has seen Andrew at his very Happiest, he was as many of you have said ” living his dream”. Believe me when I say I am humbled at the support, love, and help we have been receiving from you all xx Thank you”

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