Mr Tedstone was a dairy farmer from Cheshire who dedicated a lot of time to NIAB and was heavily involved with the work on the original MAFF/NIAB Agreement. He was also a long-serving member of the NIAB Council from 1982 until it ceased in 2000. During his membership of Council he was appointed Vice-Chairman from 1990-1991 before becoming Chairman in 1992 to 1993. He also served on the following Committees at NIAB:
- HTAC (Herbage Trials Advisory Committee) from 1973 to 1998 (Chairman from 1983 to 1998)
- Fellowship Sub-Committee from 1976-1978
- Executive from 1986-1991
When attending meetings at NIAB he always stayed at the Cambridge Lodge Hotel, in the same room and was greeted with a glass of whisky on his bedside table on arrival. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.