Don Foreman

Don became Chairman of Capel History Group in 2014 and was one of its founding members eleven years prior to that. A passionate local historian and proud Capel citizen, Don was a major contributor to all three editions of the Capel Explored books and author of three other published works. But he was much more than an historian. 

Don showing his 'dapper' dress sense even when working on his beloved Spa Valley railway line
Don showing his 'dapper' dress sense even when working on his beloved Spa Valley railway line

Capel History Group has created this page so that you can post your memories of Don to share with others. Click on the button below to add your recollections and upload any photos you would like to provide:     

Don spent his last days at the Hospice in the Weald and received care from their nursing team throughout his illness. He requested that instead of flowers, his friends should donate to the Hospice which you can do here: 

Don was a very special and unique person who was a part of many organisations and lives. Thank you for contributing to this memorial. 

Some of the tributes of people who knew Don over many years can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

'As was said of the late John Buchan - Don will always remain "Unforgettable, Unforgotten".'

'Ever a gentleman, sadly missed'

'Don Foreman, may he rest in peace.'

'Intelligent, funny, kind and resolutely English, he will be much missed by his many friends around the world '

'...his impact on Capel and the memories of the people whose lives Don touched, will live on. '

' incredibly gracious gentleman with some great stories to tell.'

'He was kind and generous, with a tinder-dry wit and a vocabulary as elegant as it was hilarious.'

...sitting 'beyond the boundary'

'...he was a man of many parts, a character of Dickensian proportions the like of whom we may not meet again'