Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mike Roberts RIP

David Allen MW writes:

"Dear Nick, I saw the obituary on the site below today and thought you might want to post something on the Fas et Patria site. I didn’t know Mike personally, but discovered a little while back that he had been a Purley Grammar School Boy. Our paths had crossed within the wine trade and I had been meaning to speak to him about his schooling, alas I didn’t get the chance. Looking at his dates I guess he would have been at Purley in the mid to late ‘50s "

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/11/english-sparkling-wine-pioneer-dies


1 comment:

Martin Jones said...

Thanks, David. An obituary in a weekend paper indicated that Mike was 70 when he died rather than 71. On this basis, it could have been Mike who won the 100 yards, 440 yards, 880 yards and Mile races in the 13-14 age group at Sports Day 1958 (The Bourne 1958). Good going if it was Mike (no initials or given name shown). Oddly, there are no references to a 'Roberts' after that either under Athletics or in the GCE results published in subsequent editions of The Bourne, which suggests that Mike (if it was him) went elsewhere in the later stages of his schooling. Is there anyone out there who can throw any light on this? RIP Mike.

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