We have received the sad news of the death on Feb 11, 2012, of long time Salisbury supporter Bill Appleyard.
Bill had retired a few years ago from his position as chief publicity man for SWSA and had recently moved to Chatham Mass on Cape Cod where he could fish, watch birds, and do other things he had always loved. Bill’s obituary says that he had been a SWSA member and volunteer for 35 years, and we know that for many of those years, he was the one who got out the press releases that led to articles in the Hartford Courant and other newspapers, which brought the people into the gate on the second weekend in February, year after year. Bill was a refined gentleman, warm and outgoing, always with a smile to give or lend. He came to be a great friend to many who came through Salisbury one weekend every year.
His obituary can be read here: William E. Appleyard