Becketts Farm shop founder dies following illness - The Solihull Observer

Becketts Farm shop founder dies following illness

Solihull Editorial 21st Feb, 2024   0

THE FOUNDER of Becketts Farm Shop in Wythall has died following a short illness.

Alan M. Beckett, took over the Beckett family business from his father in 1963 moving the farm away from dairy and into poultry farming.

It was Alan who created both the limited company and established the very first farm shop.

Alan led the company as managing director until 1995, upon which he became company chairman and has remained a cornerstone in the business and our community until his very last days.

A spokesperson from the company, said: “Alan will be remembered fondly by staff, customers and the wider community for his inherent kindness and generosity.

“He would pay daily visits to the Farm Shop and Restaurant, always taking great interest in talking with both staff and customers alike about their day.

“He has been charitable within the local community supporting many local groups, churches and schools over the years.”

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship was one of Alan’s greatest interests and he spent five months as a Nuffield Scholar in America and has sponsored a Nuffield Scholar every year since 1996.

He was passionate about helping other young farmers receive the opportunities afforded to him in his earlier years.

Becketts Farm is carried on by his son, Simon Beckett and other members of the family.

His funeral will be held on March 22 at 2.45pm, at Redditch Crematorium.

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