Obituary: Bob Roberts

From the Bournemouth Evening Echo (17th January 2013) we learn that Bob Roberts, who taught PE and acted as a careers advisor at Bournemouth School for 27 years, died on 31st December 2012. Mr Roberts, often known as Paddy, had achieved his 100th birthday earlier in 2012.

Update: Mr Roberts’ son John has contacted us, and said that Old Boys would be welcome at the funeral service, to be held at the Bournemouth Crematorium on Monday 28th January at noon. He adds: “Dad joined the school in 1948 and retired in 1975.”

Hunting an artist

We have been contacted by a potential biographer of a Newlyn artist called Robin Arthur Davis (so named on his death certificate) who lived between 1925-1999. It appears that he attended Bournemouth Grammar School under his birth name of Arthur Charles Davis. If anyone has any information about Mr Davis, or knew him, please do get in touch and we will put you in contact with the writer.