Philip John Porter

Kibworth to Smeeton A Stroll Down Memory Lane

It is with no little sadness that the Chronicle has learned of the death of Philip Porter. The Chronicle regularly featured updates to his book ‘Kibworth to Smeeton: A Stroll Down Memory Lane’ in these pages. The book contains over 100 photographs and maps depicting scenes and events that our forebears in the three villages of Kibworth Beauchamp, Kibworth Harcourt and Smeeton Westerby experienced.

Philip died on 3 November aged 84 and his funeral took place on Friday 3 December.  He lived in Beauchamp Road, Kibworth – a street where he was born!  The coffin was transported to St Wilfrid’s Church in a horse drawn carriage. This was hired for the occasion by Stamps of Market Harborough from Clayton Carriage Masters of Northampton.