Famed photographer with close ties to the NFDC has passed away.
Lord Snowdon (front row) at 2007 NFDC AGM
Lord Snowdon (front row) with NFDC officers at 2007 NFDC AGM[/caption]Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died aged 86. He was the first-ever patron of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.
The renowned photographer passed peacefully at his home on Friday, the photographic agency he worked with said.
Buckingham Palace said the Queen had been informed, but did not comment further.
The photographer, born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, died peacefully at his home on Friday, said Camera Press.
Lord Snowdon was named as the National Federation of Demolition Contractors first-ever Patron in 2006.
A former student of architecture and designer of the famous aviary at London Zoo, Lord Snowdon’s connection with the NFDC dates back around many years. Having received several large donations to his The Snowdon Award Scheme charity from the NFDC’s London Marathon sponsorship team over the years, he has become a keen supporter of the Federation’s mission to improve working conditions and safety within the UK demolition industry.
“Lord Snowdon has been a friend to the NFDC for many years and it is fitting that he should be named as the Federation’s very first Patron,” said NFDC President David Clarke at the time. “He has taken a keen interest in our activities and, like the NFDC, is a vocal advocate for the need to improve safety and training standards in the demolition sector. We are delighted that he has accepted this position.”