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Brian Martin

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1940 - 2023

It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of Brian Martin peacefully yesterday evening. (06.01.2023)

Brian was a former President and committee member of the Border Convention committee and  a stalwart member of  Border Counties, Birmingham and North Staffs clubs he will be sadly missed by all his fellow members for his friendship, enthusiasm and excellent show management skills.

 Our heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time.

Border Convention

As chairman of the Border Convention, I am sad to hear the sad news that Brian Martin has passed away ,Brian was a member of the Border Convention committee and was always on hand to steer us in the right direction with his knowledge. 

I first met Brian at the national exhibition at Birmingham in the 80's he was the show manager for the Border section and ran a tight ship.

Brian was also involved with numerous clubs and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The hobby has lost a stalwart of a man.

Ronald Sillitoe

North Staffs B.F.C.C.

On behalf of North Staffs B.C. and its members I would like to pay tribute to Brian Martin a true Gentleman of the Hobby on his passing.

He was a great worker for many clubs.

As show manager of North Staffs for many years, he always did a professional and fantastic job, he will be truly missed all at North Staffs and fanciers throughout the Border World.

 Rest in Peace Brian and may God bless your family.

Jeff Pearce. Secretary

Cleveland B.F.F.C.C.

On behalf of Cleveland Border And Fife Fancy Canary Club we offer our sincere condolences to Brian's family at this sad time.

Ronnie Sillitoe  Secretary

British Border

We are sorry to hear the sad news about Brian.

I last spoke to Brian at one of the convention meetings he had  made the effort to attend even though he was unwell


On behalf of myself and all the members of the British Border F.C.C. we would like to send our condolences to Brian's family. 

Keith Wadkin Vice Chairman

Doncaster B.F.C.C.

On the behalf of all members of DBFCC we are saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Martin a true gentleman and terrific supporter of the Border Fancy for many years.

Our sincere condolences to family and friends at this difficult time.

R.I.P. Brian,

Stuart Mason Secretary


Merseyside B.F.C.C

Merseyside Border & Fife FCC are saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Martin.

We offer our sincerest condolences to his family.

Al. Brown Secretary

Birmingham B.F.C.C

It is great sadness that we have to write these notes about one of our members departure Mr Brian Martin who for many years was a valued committee member & also show manager of the Birmingham area border club.


We the members wish to pass on our sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time he will be greatly missed by all that knew him within the border community.

Gary Haynes Secretary

Irish B.F.C.C.

On the behalf of all members of The Irish Border Fancy Canary Club we are saddened to hear of the passing of Brian Martin a true gentleman and a fantastic supporter of the Border Fancy.


Our sincere condolences to Brian’s family and friends at this sad time.

R.I.P. Brian, R.I.P.

John Furley

Northern Border

The Northern Border .F.C.C. sends condolences at the sad news.

I new Brian well from my time as chairman of the Border Convention.


Brian will be a big miss to the fancy as he was involved with a few clubs and was always in attendance at the Convention.

Thoughts from the fancy are with Brian's family at this sad time.


 George Eltringham Secretary     

Len Nunn

So sorry to hear the sad news of Brian,

I have being a friend of Brian’s for over 40 years and would like to say how lucky l feel to have know such a kind genuine man, a Border man through and through, a man who was always helping clubs and fellow fanciers.


Brian, Rest In Peace my friend.


Len Nunn       

Wessex B.F.C.C

Brian was one of the old school, always willing to "roll up his sleeves and help", he will be be sadly missed within the hobby.


Members of the Wessex send heart felt condolences to his friends and family at this sad time.


R.I.P Brian.

Ian Perrier Secretary


Brian was the number one club man travelling many miles working and supporting clubs. Even on those cold winter nights travelling from his home in Telford to Birmingham where he rarely missed a meeting at The Birmingham Border club.

In his role of the IBBA Show manager he was usually the first man in the show hall and the last one out. I have known Brian for over 50 years first met him at Smethwick and West Bromwich CBS in the 60's where we stewarded together on the border section.


He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Malcolm Barnett

Phil Dewland

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Brian Martin, I would like to pass on my condolences to his wife and family. 

I had many years on the Convention Committee with Brian, I used to like the banter with him before the meetings started, he was so down to earth and would always help you out if he could.

Brian did a lot of work for the fancy in one way or another and was a very well-liked man, I think their will be a lot of people who will miss Brian I know I will.


Rest in Peace Brian.


Phil Dewland

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