Rob Davies, secretary of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Retail Trading Ltd. passed
away earlier this month, on his birthday, aged 77.
A very well attended service was held on September 21st. at Alrewas methodist church led by Reverend Joanne Thornton. Special family memories were related by Jacqui Owen (Rob's sister) and daughter, Rachael Davies.
Memories of Rob's life in the canal world were told by Harry Arnold MBE, a good friend of Rob's, and journalist, author, photographer and campaigner for the inland waterways. Tribute was paid by Doctor Ian Thompson President of the Russell Newbury Register (an owners club for this classic boat engine) of which Rob had been the administrator for many years. Read more on the Russell Newbury Register.
The service closed, not with the usual walk-out music, but with the sound of the engine in Rob's narrowboat 'Galliard'. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
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