Dear Club Members, I’m sad to report that after very a long illness my brother Dave died peacefully at home on Wednesday the 9th of October at 70 years of age.
He had a day out on Dashwood during September and that was his last short trip to Shipton Weir Lock and back.
We have been on and around the Southern Oxford Canal since 1969 when both my Father and Dave had cabin cruisers based at Braunston and for a while at Osney Mill. We have had so many happy times out on the various boats we have owned it wont be the same for us not having him around to play his guitar tell jokes and stories and drink whiskey.
He will be missed by many in the music world in and around Coventry where he lived and played guitar for most of his life. Sadly he hadn’t spent as much time at Thrupp as he would have liked due to his illness but some of you will have met him.