My memories of a dedicated campaigner

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 139.

I was very sad to hear of the death of Colin Rosenstiel in May. He had only recently produced one of his excellent reports on the local elections. Colin had lymphoma but had worked to the last.

I was of course a recent arrival in Cambridge (1985) and was only seriously involved in transport campaigning from the formation of the Campaign. I soon discovered that Colin had an excellent knowledge of the history of city planning and transport, especially regarding taxis and trains! He was passionate about a number of things, and like me did not believe people should break rules just because you could ‘get away with it’. It has got us both into difficulties!

Colin had been a councillor for Market Ward for over 30 years, and was a trustee for the Campaign for several years where his local knowledge was extremely useful.

Colin had a good voice at meetings, and I and others will miss him.

Our thoughts go to Joye, his children and his grandchildren.

Jim Chisholm