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Remembering Bob Scott

The Committee sadly records the death on 7th May of longstanding Club member, Bob Scott. He was 83 and had fought illness for some years with great stoicism and courage. Bob had joined the Club in 1962 with fellow Ealing Grammar friend, Harry Seymour, who became Club Treasurer in the late 60s and who sadly died last year. Neither of them rowed at Ealing and Bob was a keen footballer and lifelong Arsenal supporter. Bob won his Junior eights pot at Thames Ditton Regatta in 1964 (Bob Hurles was in the same crew.) He then rowed in crews at the Club until the early 70s when he relocated the lighting fittings factory, started by his father, to Banbury. On moving back to London, Bob was a keen participant in veteran eights which started at the Club in the early 80s. Bob rowed in crews in the Delft den Haag race in Holland, the “Roseninsel-8er” regatta on Lake Starnberg near Munich and the Quer Durch Berlin long distance regatta through Berlin as well as the Vogalonga in Venice in 1994. Bob joined the Remenham committee over 25 years ago and for most of that time was responsible for the considerable amounts of money taken over the bar and through the Treasurers Box. He was also made a Vice President for his services. The amounts involved became very heavy and he was then rowed most of the way to the bank as the lanes and tow path became busier. Bob celebrated his 80th birthday with an excellent lunch at Twickenham Rowing Club attended by a large number of his friends. He was a regular supporter of Club Nights and served on the Committee for some years. He was a kind, equable and calm man, always good company, who will be greatly missed. His joke about the Frog was always in great demand at Vet lunches.

Words by John Sewell, with help from Peter Jennings and Bob Hurles

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