It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Nick Nicholson.  Nick was a  friend of The Crop Circle Connector and over the last 15 years his great interest in photography has kept us supplied with excellent photographs of the phenomenon from the air and from the ground.   Crop Circles had caught Nick’s attention while he lived in Nottinghamshire and his RAF experiences, which included a period of rocket training in the USA, fired a deeper interest in this phenomenon’s apparent connections with space.  An interest and curiosity which never abated.  

His desire to record and spread the word about crop circles led Nick to move to Wiltshire, from where he published his own quarterly magazine The Circular Review, which had an international subscription base.  For several years, in his efforts to inform a wider public about this enduring and beautiful phenomenon, he also organised his own Crop Circle Fayre at Alton Barnes.

Never one to suffer a fool gladly, his famously ‘grumpy old man’ persona actually masked a kind, generous and humorous nature and his presentations and his presence at the various Crop Circle conferences was always greatly appreciated.  Nick was flying and taking pictures until the end of the 2009 season. His illness was sudden and he was hospitalised in Swindon in mid-September. After a brief battle with cancer he was moved to Norfolk to be nearer his daughter where he died peacefully in his sleep on the evening of the 24th November - surrounded by his family, to whom we extend the sympathies of the entire crop circle community.

We will miss him very much!

The Crop Circle Connector


Thanks again for the piece on the website, its very fitting. Just to let you know Nick's funeral will be held on Monday 7th December at St. Faiths crematorium Norwich at 3.30pm. Friends and relatives will be gathering after at the nearby White Horse pub. We think Grandude would have appreciated this! Cards and flowers etc can be sent to John Brown Funeral Directors, 102 North Walsham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7QQ . Alternatively donations can be sent in place of flowers and the money will go to the Kingfisher ward fund at the Great Western Hospital Swindon where Nick was cared for very well by all the staff.

Chris and Lisa Turner

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