Sally Beaumont remembered

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Denis Buczynski

I knew Sally when she lived in Windermere Cumbria. She was a keen visual lunar and planetary observer. A very fine person and so likeable. I helped set up the Elliot Merlin 12 inch reflector ( on loan from the BAA) at her home in Windermere in the 1990’s. She used it regularly and contributed many observations to the BAA observing sections. Picture of the Elloit Merlin telescope is attached. Unfortunately this fine example of a Calver refector so kindly bequethed to the BAA is now no longer usable having passed through the “care” of the last BAA Instrument Curator after it was returned to the BAA after Sally had finished using it. Picture of the telescope last time it was seen is attached.