The following has been taken from the Welsh Border Area Facebook page, where the information was placed by their PRO Stella Havard
“I am completely shattered by the news that Frank Morgan, Chairman of the Welsh Border Counties Point-to-Point Area, died yesterday.
As many of us were aware, Frank had been battling cancer, but had seemed to be getting the better of it with aggressive treatment.
The word ‘gentleman’ is often over-used, but there really is no other to describe Frank. I have been fortunate to know him for 45 years, meeting him when I worked at at Russell, Baldwin & Bright (latterly Brightwells) in the mid-70’s, where he was auctioneer, valuer and agricultural specialist for 50 years.
I also knew him through his tireless and unobtrusive work in the point-to-point field, Chairman of the Area for 29 years, and steward for a similar amount of time. He also enjoyed stewarding for two decades at National Hunt courses Ludlow and Hereford, and was occasionally called on to officiate at others. A naturally kind man, Frank was genteel to the bone, but always in command.
Frank and his great friend and colleague, Terry Court, have been selling horses of every type for the past 50 years at sales all over the UK, and were supreme at their job.
“It wasn’t always easy, but having Frank by my side was always such a comfort and an inspiration,” said Terry.
I can’t imagine the world without Frank Morgan, who always kept a steady hand on the tiller. It will certainly be a darker and more unstable place without him.
My heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends, who will be devastated by the loss of such a genuinely good man. No words of mine can ever do him justice.”