It is with great sadness that I announce the unexpected death of one of our longest serving members, and one of my dearest friends, Stephen Osborne, who was born, lived most of his life and died in his beloved Northamptonshire, a county for which, and for whose people, he had an immense and undying affection.
Steve was a traditionalist with a great love of history and culture. He studied the architecture, the literature and the language of old England and would at times pepper his conversation with phrases of old English and relish explaining the etymology of the words he had used.
He was an animal lover who doted on his dog, and as a young man studied animal husbandry and spent most of his life in farming, providing an artificial insemination service for cattle breeders in the beef and dairy industry. He was on first name terms with just about every farmer in Northamptonshire.
Steve was a patriot who hated the ‘Great Replacement’ and the adverse changes he could see taking place around him caused by mass immigration. I first met him when he joined the British National Party around 2006 and he quickly became one of that party’s most dedicated activists, attending meetings and demonstrations and spending many, many hours leafleting in support of election candidates.
Steve believed in advancing the nationalist cause through community activism and in 2010 under the nom de guerre, Walter Greenaway, was a founder member of the Northants English Welfare Society (NEWS) which affiliated with the Steadfast Trust, a philanthropic society created to benefit people of Anglo-Saxon descent. In 2013 Steve joined Western Spring and has been both a dedicated supporter of our Legion events and a frequent contributor to the comments sections of this website.
I will always remember Steve for his selflessness and his willingness to help others. In recent years Steve has been a carer for his mother. He was married twice and leaves behind four children of which he was very proud. A friend, a patriot, loyal son and devoted father, Steve will be missed and we shall remember him.