CLUB OPENING TIMES w/b 31 st May

Monday 31st May – 1200-1900

Tuesday 1st June – CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd June – 1700 – 2000

Thursday 3rd June – 1700 – 2000

Friday 4th June – 1500 – 2100

Saturday 5th June – 1200 – 2000

Sunday 6th June – 1200 – 1900

Club Opening Times w/b 23rd May 2021

Inside and outside seating available. No booking required

Monday 24th May – 1700-2000

Tuesday 25th May – CLOSED

Wednesday 26th May – 1700-2000

Thursday 27th May – 1700-2000

Friday 28th May – 1500-2100

Saturday 29th May – 1200-2000

Sunday 30th May – 1200-1900

Bank Holiday Monday – 1200-1900

Joe Crawford passes on

It is with sadness that we inform of the passing of Joe Crawford in Singleton Hospital earlier this week.

Joe was a member, and held the post of Honorary Secretary for many years.

Our thoughts are with his family at these times.

Club Opening Times W/B 10th May

Monday 10th May – 1600-2000

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday 12th May – 1600-2000

Thursday 13th May – 1600-2000

Friday 14th May – 1500-2100

Saturday 15th May – 1200-2100

Sunday 16th May – 1200-1900

Club Opening Times W/B 3rd May

Wednesday 28th April – 1600-2000
Thursday 29th April – 1600 – 2000
Friday 30th April – 1500 – 2100
Saturday 1st May – 1200 – 2100
Sunday 2nd May – 1200 – 1900

Bank Holiday Weekend

Club opening times

Friday 30th April – 1500 – 2100
Saturday 1st May – 1200 – 2100
Sunday 2nd May – 1200 – 1900

Don’t forget downloading the App, Round, will be useful to both yourselves and us. Play Store on Android and the Apple Store on Apple.

And we are OPEN!

Wednesday 28th April – 1600-2000
Thursday 29th April – 1600 – 2000
Friday 30th April – 1500 – 2100
Saturday 1st May – 1200 – 2100
Sunday 2nd May – 1200 – 1900

Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May – 1200 – 1900
Lovely to see so many people yesterday at our Special Celebratory Opening!

Busy, but not so busy that members were unable to find a seat.

We’ve laid out the roof as best as we can to get as many of you up there as possible, and have bought some gazebo’s for if it rains.

We would also appreciate that if it’s a really busy time for us, you limit the amount of guests that you bring in. Whilst it is great to see new faces, we think that we need to be fair to our membership.

We can’t wait to see you all.

WE WILL BE OPENING NEXT WEEK!!!!!

Club Opening Times for Week Beginning 26th April 2021

Monday 26th April – 1500-2000 Special Celebratory Opening!

Tuesday 27th April – Closed
Wednesday 28th April – 1600-2000
Thursday 29th April – 1600 – 2000
Friday 30th April – 1500 – 2100
Saturday 1st May – 1200 – 2100
Sunday 2nd May – 1200 – 1900

Then it comes to Monday. It caught us off guard, but it’s a Bank Holiday, so we’ll be OPEN THEN TOO!

Membership Renewal Time

Yes it is that time of year again when we remind you all that your membership is due for renewal. This year, in recognition that our members have supported us during this difficult time, we are going to refund 10% of your membership fees onto your membership cards, for you to use over the bar! Please drop me a line if you haven’t received a renewal notice or you have any inquiries mycmemsec@gmail.com

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT MUMBLES YACHT CLUB

Required: Club Business and Finance Administrative Assistant

Hours: 7.5 hours per week (average), 364 hours per annum. Days and hours are flexible.

Purpose of the post is to undertake the day-to-day administration in relation to the Club’s financial management.

Full job description and application form available on applying to mumblesyc@gmail.com . Closing date 12th March 2021

Training 2021

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2021 courses.
Youth Evening Training starts this year (slightly later than usual) the week commencing the 10 May.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and you are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Friday 5 March. 

Adult Evening courses

Will run one evening a week from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the training page of the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.We will be posting dates for PB2 and safety boat courses as soon as possible, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 11 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing (subject to change)Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings (subject to change)

Monday 10 May – Youth Training Starts

Friday 23 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 26 – Friday 30 July – Newts Week

Friday 30 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

MYC Update (14.12.20) – Club to remain closed until 2021…

Hi all. Whilst we await further guidance from Welsh Government regarding the hospitality sector, among the worrying rates of COVID transmission locally, the Executive Committee has taken the decision that MYC will remain CLOSED until at least the New Year AND we can open safely following Welsh Government guidance. We hope you understand the need to make this difficult decision and we thank you for your ongoing support.

DECEMBER – COVID CLOSING – update 30.11.20

Hi all. Given today’s (30.11.20) news from Welsh Government, MYC is opening as follows this week:-

Tuesday 1st December 2020 – 3pm to 9pm (8pm if quiet)
Weds 2nd December 2020 – 3pm to 9pm (8pm if quiet)
Thurs 3rd December 2020 – 3pm to 9pm
Friday 4th December 2020 – 2pm until 5.30pm

The club will then remain CLOSED until further notice (Welsh Gov directive).

Thanks

Club Update – 12th May

Commodores Message

As you will all be only too well aware, the lock down continues and the Yacht Club is still closed.

However, life must go on and some of the work of the club must continue. Given the absence of any club income from training/sailing and the bar and the continuation of some expenses, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who have renewed their membership so promptly. For those of you who have not got around to it yet, frankly, the sooner you renew the better. If anyone has any queries regarding their renewal, please contact our Membership Secretary, Rachel Ace, mycmemsec@gmail.com.

I would also like to welcome our new club members from the Mumbles Amateur Rowing Club and look forward to meeting them on and off the water as soon as this becomes possible. 

Some of our officers are having to continue full time working throughout the lock down and, given their professional responsibilities, are under even more pressure than normal. Despite this,  MYC is continuing to look at any mechanism for starting some on-the-water activities as soon as possible. Given the stance of national bodies, both rowing and the RYA, to ban sailing and rowing at present, combined with the on-going need for social distancing, it is very difficult to see what could be done. There is also the need to ensure that none of us create any situation like that faced by RNLI last month on the Dorset Coast.

We will continue to look at this issue in the hope that we can find a safe way forward and reinstate some sailing and rowing before the end of the summer.

For those of our dinghy and windsurfing members who are trying to stay fit and may have experienced rowing, you will be aware of the similar fitness requirements for heart and lungs, upper body strength and legs, Tom Brain, one of our new rower members,  is a rowing coach and a competitor in the current International Coastal Sculling Championship. He is hosting a weekly 40 minute keep fit session on line. The session runs every Sunday at 10.00am and is suitable for any fitness level. The session is open to all members of MYC. Zoom is easy to use and allows us to connect together and see each other whilst exercising in our homes. There is an opportunity for a chat afterwards, which is welcome at this time of lock down and isolation. If you would like to join in, please contact Tom on twbrain7@gmail.com. He will send you an invitation to participate.

For the present, stay safe.

Best Wishes,

Richard F. Lewis.

eSailing

Hopefully most already know, but at 1030 on a Sunday morning, to replace our on the water activities, we are running a series of eSailing using VR Inshore.

All that are on the MYC Dinghy and Catamaran WhatsApp groups already know, but if you’d also like some information then please drop Richard a line at MYCSailingCaptain@gmail.com and he’ll get you on!

eCYRC

With the up coming CYRC scheduled 30th May, then we are going to try to run it as an eCYRC using VR Inshore. We will have to get people to register, and details to follow next week, so that we can set it all up, but it will hopefully keep our competitive edge going!

Club Finance and protection

We have been working hard to keep the club afloat during these times, and wanted to assure the membership that we have been actively seeking grant monies available to us at this time, trying to work out whether we can claim on our insurance, cancelled all services not required through the lock down, put in processes to enable us to open up as soon as allowed, as well as putting all of our staff onto furlough in order to both protect the club finances and not leave staff members out of work.

Obviously this is a tough time, but hopefully we will come out of it in good stead.

Security

It is with sadness that we have to report that once again thieves appear to be in the area, with one of the dinghies in the cat park having its road base attempted to be stolen from under a boat. Thanks to the quick mobilization through our WhatsApp groups, we were able to stop this and move it into a safe location. The thieves were equipped, as it had had the chain snapped with bolt croppers. It might be worth a quick trip down past your boats to make sure that they are OK, plenty of club members pass that way and are reporting back when things are awry.

Sailing, power boating, rowing, windsurfing, and anything else on the water

As mentioned in the Commodores message, we are actively working towards a plan of how we can exit the lock down and get us back onto and into the water. This has a number of logistical challenges which we are trying to overcome, and put together policies that we can follow in each separate activity in order to get on the water without putting anyone in harms way.

All of our on the water activities are currently cancelled until at least the middle of June, and we are keeping the calendar up to date. It’s a real shame to see all of these events cancelled, but we will do what we can to get us on the water as soon as possible.

Until next time

Club Update 21-3-2020 – Club Closed :-(

Once again, The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations.

The decision has been made to cease all club activities in their entirety, close the bar and temporarily decommission the building.

This means that the building will be locked with no access for the foreseeable future.

We shall continue to evaluate the situation in order to work out when we can return to any kind of operating model.

In the meantime, we offer our best wishes and hope that you all remain safe, as well as offering kind words of support and thanks to all of our front-line services keeping the country operational in this busy time.

Thanks all, we will keep you posted, stay safe

Club Update – 18-3-2020

The Executive Committee have as you would expect been considering what steps we should take as a Club in response to the Government’s recommendations. This is a fast changing situation and steps that we propose now are likely to change over the coming days and weeks. 

Bar

All events and functions cancelled until the 30 April, and we will review this again over the coming weeks but we expect that this will be extended. 

The bar will remain open to members & their guests with revised opening hours below. This will be subject to review and change, and the expectation is that we will close in the near future – please note that we may have to take the decision to close at short notice.

Mon-Thurs – 5.30-20.30

Fri – 3.30-10

Sat / Sun 12-7

Where possible please make payment by debit or credit card.

SGM

The SGM will be cancelled and the details around this will be contained in a separate communication to members.

Training

We have received a large number of applications and will sort through these over the coming weeks and issue course notifications. 

We do not expect that the courses will commence in April as planned but hope that we will be able to commence Training the second half of the summer term. 

The enrolment evenings next week are therefore cancelled, and once we have greater confidence around the course start date we will be in touch and advise of enrolment arrangements.

Sailing

In accordance with the updated RYA Guidance published today, Club sailing is now cancelled until further notice.

Health and hygiene

All staff, members and visitors should follow the Government guidelines, which are changing by the hour. 

Anyone that presents the symptoms as advised by the Government should not attend the Club or participate in Club racing and should adhere to the guidance on self-isolation. 

Finally

This is a very difficult time for all of us and our families and we will be working over the coming days to manage the Club with these new circumstances and likely closure. This will be challenging in both practical and financial respects and will impact our staff and suppliers. 

Please support the Club if you are able and renew your membership promptly.

Band Night ‘The Exclusives’

Friday 10th April is Band Night at Mumbles Yacht Club, from 8.30 pm

Previously playing as the ‘Four Crotchets’ we are pleased that we have a return visit. This is a family friendly event and would like to encourage families to come down and enjoy a wonderful evening of great music, in a fabulous setting with a well stocked bar!

Looking for a cook

Mumbles Yacht Club want to appoint a part-time cook, on a temporary basis in the first instance, to provide a varied and interesting menu for children and adults, sailors and visitors.

The shift pattern will be variable to cater for training and events but will broadly be a Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during term time) with just a Thursday evening and Saturday and Sunday lunch time / after sailing (during the school holidays), involving circa an average of 16 hours per week between mid April and October.

There will be a small number of events such as Newts week 27-31 July when catering will be required for a full 5 days that week, and so a degree of flexibility will be required. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience and hold or be ready to complete Food Hygiene level 2 and operate within the Club’s rules and procedures.

Salary subject to experience

Application Form

Closing Date 21st March

Race Clinic – 27th Feb @ 8pm

Join us on Thursday 27th February at 8pm for an interactive Race sailing clinic aimed at beginners and intermediate sailors of all ages. Hosted by Oscar Chess, the topics will include start line strategy and key rules, mark rounding strategy with key rules, trimming for speed, ideal sail shapes and controls, optimising your boat, together with questions and answers

Training 2020

It is that time of year already and applications are open for 2020 courses.


Youth Evening Training starts this year (the first week of the summer term as usual) the week commencing the 20 April.

We plan to run beginner and intermediate youth courses on both a Monday and Wednesday evening, and a more advanced course on a Thursday evening. However places cannot be guaranteed and your are recommended to apply early. When you apply you will have the option to select either a Monday or a Wednesday for intermediate and beginner course however when we review the applications we will assess the ability of applicants to try and fit them into the correct group with matched abilities. So please be as flexible as possible with the two days as it may be that we offer you a different day to that which you have applied for. It is very difficult to ensure the quality of training if we have mixed ability groups.

The closing date for the Youth Evening Training is Friday 6 March. 

Adult Evening courses

Will run one evening a week from 5.30 / 6.00pm. The first course will start in May, with a second course starting in June / July.

Please apply early if you are interested as this will help us to plan better, although we will accept applications up to two weeks before the course start dates.

More information and how to apply

The full set of planned dates and more details about the course content and other useful information will be posted on the website over the next few days.

http://mumblesyachtclub.co.uk/?menu=training. The overview document will probably answer most questions that you might have.

For all courses please use the online ‘Book Training Courses’ form, which is in the same place on the website. The booking for has been updated so you can apply straight away.

We will be posting dates for PB2 and safety boat courses over the next week or so, but please feel free to apply asap to register your interest.

Dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

Cha Ty – Pop up Japanese kitchen Nov 14th – click here

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MENU

Thursday 14th November – Cha Ty Japanese Pop Up Kitchen, 7 pm. 

Come and enjoy a taste of Japan with Cha Ty who are hosting a pop up kitchen at Mumbles Yacht Club.  £12 pp for a 2 course traditional Japanese meal. Spread the word. Google booking form to follow.

Suggested menu

  • Maki rolled sushi (3 pieces) –  vegetarian or fish
  • Inari Zushi (1 piece) – rice in a fried tofu wrap (vegetarian)
  • Tsukune – 3 turkey meatballs on a skewer

             and either

  • Japanese vegetable curry and rice (vegetarian)

Or

  • Yakisoba – Japanese soba noodles served with chicken and vegetables (sauce and not soup based)

NEWTS and Training 2020

Courses will be advertised from early February 2020, when applications will be open.

Advance notice of dates for the diary are below;

Thursday 12 March 7-9pm – Coaches Drivers and Helpers Briefing

Tuesday 24 & Wednesday 25 March 6-7.30pm – Enrolment Evenings

Monday 20 April – Youth Training Starts

Friday 3 July 6-7.30pm – End of Course Presentation

Monday 27 – Friday 31 July – Newts Week

Friday 31 July 6pm – Newts Week Presentation

Club Opening Hours

The summer (April to October incl.) and winter (November to March incl.) opening hours are listed on the Social page of the website.

They remain unchanged, except on a Friday, which now has a new earlier opening time of 15:30hrs.

However please note that the club may be closed at anytime from 21.30hrs at the discretion of the manager delegate if there are no customers at this time.

Rugby World Cup 2019

The club will be open for all the matches being shown on a Saturday and Sunday. Where there are volunteers there will also be FREE food at half time.

Sunday 29th September – 8.45 am, Australia V Wales

Sunday 13th October – 9.15 am, Wales V Uruguay ( Food by Colin)

More dates to follow

Saturday 2nd November – 9 am, THE FINAL

Galley News

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to close the galley.

However, we are still able to cater for all events.

Many thanks for your patience.

We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Saturday 7th September Annual RNLI Cricket Match

Saturday 7th September is the annual RNLI Cricket Match where Mumbles Yacht Club take on the Crew of the Mumbles RNLI.

The fun starts at 12 pm with fun, food and a nail biting cricket match! Followed by an auction (tickets available from behind the bar), from 3 pm, with food and music taking you into the evening to raise money for Mumbles Lifeboat.

Come up to Mumbles Cricket ground and join in the fun.

Galley will be closed

MYC CYRC 2019

Welcome to our Mumbles CYRC event page, which is being held on SUNDAY 8th September 2019 (a change from the previously scheduled 7th)

Results

Photos

Schedule

DateRacingSocial
Sun 8th0930-1000: Registration
1000: Briefing
1055: 6 races
Break for lunch when appropriate!
0830: Galley open for breakfast
1100: Bar open
ASAP after racing: Prize Giving

So what is a CYRC?

From the RYA Cymru Wales Website:

“Each of the 3 regions (North, South & West) run a CYRC series. These are great first time events for aspiting racers which are coached.”

What does that mean?

That means that it’s aimed at all levels of sailor, from complete beginner who has never raced, all the way up to National squad sailors.

What boats can I sail?

There are three boat types in the CYRC. These are:

  • Optimist
  • Topper
  • General Hancipcap (any other boat with a PY handicap)

Out of these, they are split into two fleets:

  • Regatta – Aimed at beginners and people who aren’t in any squads
  • Main Fleet – Aimed at Silver (regional squad) and Gold (national squad) sailors

I’m a beginner, what happens?

The regatta fleet is a great place to start. The course is easy, you start (5, 4, 1, go) then it’s just a square, keeping the buoys on the left (port), then through the finish. Easy!

There will be a briefing, where you’ll be told hat’s going on don’t worry!

This year, as normal, w’ve got a few coach boats out there to help you around the course.

Parents and Volunteers

How can I help?

Whilst the sailors are on the race track, there are a number of ways that you can help out, some of them will give you the best view of the rafcing that this is to have!

The CYRC can only be run with the help of the parents.

There are a number of jobs that you can help out on:

  • Helping rig / de-rig, both your boat and advice to others
  • Help launch / recover and moving trailers up the slipway
  • Crew on a safety boat (or drive if you’ve got a PB2 ticket)
  • Help at registration – take people’s names and boat details and give them a tally number
  • Help on the committee boat – Don’t worry it’s iasy and you don’t need any experience. It’s either writing down numbers, housting flags or keeping an eye out on the boats
  • Help out at the beach – Lok after the tally system to make sure tha the sailors are all accounted for
  • Help out with the results

It is the ethos of the CYRC to welcome and help less experienced sailors. Experienced (Gold) fleet sailors and parents are asked to always assist less experienced sailors at these events e.g. check rigging, advise on how to replace unsuitable kit, whereto go, launching etc.

Documents

Visiting

If you’re visiting Mumbles for the first time, check out this link for details of where we are, where to stay etc.

Bank Holiday Weekend

The Club will be open usual hours on Saturday and Sunday as well as opening 12 – 7 pm on Monday.

Galley opening times:

Saturday 12 – 5 pm, Sunday 12 – 5 pm

The Galley will NOT be open Bank Holiday Monday

Gower Challenge

Long distance race results

BCYC pursuit race results

Long distance and BCYC pursuit overall

Photos

This weekend brings back the excitement of the Gower Challenge, and the notorious battle of the classes.

Competition is high, whilst the prizes (for historic reasons) are generally as tacky as possible!

This year, for the first time, it’s also open to cruisers

The racing will start on Saturday at 12pm with the race to Oxwich and back.

Sunday brings a new addition to the weekend, as we will be incorporating the previously blown-out Bristol Channel Yacht Club (BCYC) pursuit race.

It’s normally a great event, a chance for the faster boats to spread their wings and see how fast they can go, often having some great surfing competitions on the way home. Let’s hope for a lovely South Westerly to get the waves working, but not too strong!

Entry Form

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

New Galley opening hours

The Galley is now open on a Tuesday evening, after

Social Sailing (alternate weeks with the tide), 1830 – 2100

And a Thursday evening, Saturday and Sunday, as usual

See Social pages for menus and further information

Sarah Goddard Jones – Memorial Service

Sarah Goddard Jones.

A Memorial Service is to be held in St Peter’s Church, Newton at the end of Mary Twill Lane SA3 4RB, on Saturday the 24th August at 11:30am followed by refreshments at Mumbles Yacht Club.

This is the church where Sarah was christened.

Sarah will be sadly missed by all those that knew her.

Edward Ramsden MBE 1938-2019

I am so sorry to have to announce the death of Eddie Ramsden, a long standing, much respected, hard working member and former Commodore of this club. His family have asked the club to place the enclosed notice on the website and we are so saddened but honoured to comply. Richard Lewis, Commodore

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Edward Ramsden, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 81.

Edward (Eddie) was born May 20, 1938 in Pelaw, Tyne & Wear. Apart from a very brief stint working with his father on the railways, his career was dedicated to environmental health. He practiced in numerous roles throughout the country culminating in his position of Director of the Environment, Swansea which he retired from in the mid 1990’s. Additionally to this, he held a position at the Welsh Office and advised the UK government when required. For all the services he gave so readily to, he was awarded an MBE which he received at Buckingham Palace in 1996.

Eddie had many passions in life, not least of which was scootering in the 1950’s and 60’s with Jean, his fiancé and then wife. He also loved to walk the mountains of both the Lake District and the Brecon Beacons. His love of skiing took him to many parts of the world and allowed him to introduce numerous people to the sport by being a volunteer instructor at his local dry ski slope. The pleasure he took from photography, which he held from a young age, allowed him to record a lot of his life’s history as well as producing some beautiful shots which his family treasure. A long held ambition to play a musical instrument was fulfilled later in life when he learnt to play the ukulele and he had some great times with the ukulele clubs he and Jean joined. His passion for sailing, however, deserves a paragraph of its own.

Learning with South Shields Sea Scouts at a young age, Eddie sailed, and was involved in the administration of the sport, most of his life. From the early 1970’s he was heavily involved with the GP14 class association and he travelled the country competing in the class events. In 1976, coincidentally at a place he would move to just four years later, he was made President of the GP14 International Class Association. Later, he was to become a Trustee of the class, a position he held until his passing. In the 1960’s and 70’s he sailed at Greenlee Sailing Club in Northumberland. After moving to Wales, in the early 1980’s, he joined, and then became Commodore of, Mumbles Yacht Club where he established an RYA Training Centre during his tenure. Latterly he sailed at Llangorse Sailing Club where he relished the combination of inland racing and spectacular mountain views. Nationally, he became Chairman of the Welsh Yachting Association in the early 1980’s from where his involvement with the Royal Yachting Association increased progressively, culminating in him becoming Chairman of the RYA followed by Chairman of the Paralympic Steering Committee. For these services and more, he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership Award by President of the RYA, HRH The Princess Royal. Eddie also took great pleasure in being able to see the very highest level of sailing by becoming an ISAF International Judge which took him to some superb international Olympic class events. All of this involvement resulted in him meeting hundreds of people and making many great friends.

Eddie leaves behind his wife Jean, his three children, Judith, John and Alistair, his four Grandchildren Jonathan, James, Flynn and Toby and his Great Grandson Isaac.

A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 14th 2019, at Mountsett Crematorium, Dipton at 2.45pm. Family flowers only please. If you would like to give a donation in lieu of flowers then the family would appreciate it if it could go to Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie please, both of which were unbelievable in the assistance they gave the family.

As Eddie’s wish was to have his ashes taken to Swansea, a Remembrance Service will be held in Mumbles, Swansea, with a date to be announced.