Stanley Jenkins Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear curator, mentor, and friend, Stanley Jenkins. Stanley’s departure has left an irreplaceable void in our lives and in the heart of the museum, a place he held dear and dedicated his life to.
Stanley was not only a curator but a fountain of knowledge, particularly regarding the history of our town. He generously shared his wealth of information with anyone who sought to learn. His passion for preserving the heritage of our community led him to become a founder member of the museum, and he remained an integral part of it since its inception.
Beyond his role at the museum, Stanley was an accomplished author and historian. His name will forever be etched in our memory, not only through his contributions to the museum and his friendships but also through his extensive body of work, which encompassed local, military, and railway history.
Stanley’s love for railways was a defining aspect of his life, and his enthusiasm for the Witney Railway, in particular, was infectious. To honor his memory, we are sharing a photograph annotated by Stanley himself, titled “The London Division Branch Line Tour entering Witney goods yard on 24 May 1969.”
As we mourn the loss of our dear friend, we reflect on the invaluable legacy he leaves behind and the countless lives he touched through his knowledge, passion, and unwavering dedication to preserving our town’s history. Stanley Jenkins will be dearly missed, but his memory will continue to inspire and educate for generations to come.