DAVID WOOD RIP
We were very sorry indeed to learn of
the death of SSBR Committee Member, David Wood.
As well as being a long-term member of
the Committee himself, David has been an enormous help to his wife,
Elizabeth, in her office as our Chairman.
David has written a number of
publications over the years, and members will recall that within the
last few months they have received a copy of “Still in the Samphire”,
the 50th anniversary history of the Society, and of “The Prowess of
Charlie Fielder”. Both of these were written by David Wood, and he
has put some considerable years of work into them. Elizabeth tells
us that he was still researching and writing other material.
David died very suddenly on Friday
30th January 2015. He was alone at their Twickenham house while
Elizabeth was at her family’s home in Sussex. She was talking to
David on the telephone, when suddenly she heard a noise, he stopped
speaking and she could not raise him. She called a neighbour who
went to the house, and discovered that David had suffered a heart
attack which he did not survive.
The funeral has taken place. In
accordance with David’s own wishes it was a small low-key occasion
for close friends and family. Donations in David’s memory if
desired may be sent to the Thames Sailing Barge Trust, c/o Roger
Newlyn. Please contact us by e-mail if you need Roger’s address.
On behalf of the Committee and members
of the Society, we send our most sincere sympathy to Elizabeth and