Michael Stafford passed away peacefully on 13th December.

His son, Liveryman Andrew Stafford, writes:
I think I am right in saying that my father holds the double distinction of having been, at the time of his death, the oldest living Feltmaker, and also having been the head of the last felt hat manufacturing company in England.
The family are very proud of the history of Wilson & Stafford Ltd, and the place it holds in the history of our industry. Having lost the wife he adored, Lorna, in 2015, he continued to be a wonderful father to 5 children, and a much loved grandfather to 7 grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by family and friends