Peter Waddington 1943 – 2020
The koi world lost a great ambassador for the hobby of koi keeping this week.
Peter (Koi Kichi) Waddington was one of the first to bring in high quality koi to the UK. His koi took the top awards at BKKS National Koi Shows for a number of years, a total of 17 Grand Champions in all. His expertise and advice have helped many koi keepers over the years and his development in filters and fittings, which started back in 80’s, are the ground work of our modern koi ponds.
To say he was a character is an understatement.
I personally had a very interesting conversation with him back in the 90’s at the Holland koi show.
He will be missed in this hobby.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.
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