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Vicar: Please bring paintings back

Two paintings that were donated by the family of Bramham Park, have been stolen from a church near Wetherby.

The copies of the old master paintings had been on the walls at St Luke's Church in Clifford for 75 years.

Father Ken Gabbadon, vicar of St Luke's Church in Clifford, says the theft of two paintings has left the congregation very upset. He is asking the people who stole them to bring them back:


Bramham Park family paintings stolen from Wetherby church

Two paintings donated by the family at Bramham Park in 1939 have been stolen from a church near Wetherby.

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Police were called to St Luke's in Clifford after thieves broke into the parish church.

The works of art are copies of original paintings and date back to the mid 1830's. Police are now appealing to the public for help in the hope of returning the missing masterpieces.

George Lane Fox 1931-2012

George Lane Fox, founder of the Bramham Horse Trials, has died at home. He was the ninth generation of his family to live at Bramham Park. The first competition was in 1973 and it became an immensely popular event equestrian world.

“I will always remember Dad taking me, as a boy, to choose trees to turn into his cross-country fences and I’ll keep a picture in my mind of him sitting at the marquee door, greeting every guest, at the Bramham Cocktail Party. His tenacity in keeping the horse trials going for the first 10 years, when it cost him money, is an example to me and everybody else.”

– - George's son, Nick

The funeral will be held in All Saints Church, Bramham at 11.30am on Wednesday 17th October.