Francis David Bottomley: [Heath 1946–1950]

The death of David Bottomley, a long-standing supporter of HOBA and one time Editor of the Newsletter, has been announced.

David was a staunch member of HOBA, travelling down faithfully from North Yorkshire. He was very instrumental in getting the newsletter up and running.

He was involved with P. G.Smith, John Robertshaw and Robert Smithies, who was Secretary at the time, in the long discussions with the Old Crocs about a merger which of course came to naught.

We will provide further details and a suitable tribute in due course.

Our condolences to his family.