Ken Kingham has Sadly Passed Away

Please see below a message from our Chair, Mike Ellis:

I am very sorry and sad to advise you that Ken Kingham passed away on Saturday 2nd March 2019.

Ken was a very enthusiastic fencer and fencing coach.

He was the club coach for Swavesey Fencing club as well as Huntingdonshire in the 1980s.

He was also County Captain in the early 1980s.

Ken was my coach nearly all the way through the 80s but we would also fence against each other at the club.

There was many a good tussle on club nights at sabre, in those days you could fleche at sabre, plus it was long before electric sabre came about.

Happy memories.

Ken decided to involve himself in coaching in a big way and changed the face of young people’s fencing in Cambridge.

He started many fencing clubs in schools, 6th form colleges and village colleges in & around Cambridge.

Some that I remember, Parkside, Longroad, Perse, Leys, Comberton, Cambridge Cadets Escrime, Kings Ely & Bottisham.

At the moment I do not have the full details of when the funeral will be but was told its likely to be Friday the 15th and at Cambridge Crematorium just off the A14 but will let you know when I have details confirmed.

With sadness,

Mike Ellis

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