Death of Ed James at Glen Innes in March
Many people in the district will be saddened to learn of the death of community activist Edward James at Glen Innes on March 31 this year.
Mr James was involved in a long running battle against Gosford Council relating to his father's commercial properties in Umina.
Having an excellent working knowledge of civil engineering, he exposed serious neglect of infrastructure at Piles Creek where a tragic accident occurred.
He was much appreciated for his activism in saving Woy Woy hospital rehabilitation services.
After selling his properties in Umina, Mr James embarked on an epic road trip around Australia on a Kawasaki 1400, his daring exploits in the saddle astounding all he met.
Visiting Glen Innes on a whim, he found his dream property, an old house he called the "Dolls House" because it was so small.
He bought it and set about restoring it, replacing all the floorboards and planting fruit trees.
He continued his interest in politics, supporting local candidates enthusiastically and writing hundreds of letters to newspaper editors.
Many will feel the loss of this man of conviction and action.
Email, 26 Aug 2018
Louise Roy, Port Kembla
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