It is with sadness that I have to advise of the death of Roy Howard at the age of 89 after a long period of deteriorating health.
Roy was the Londoner who came to Harrogate as a child and went to Harrogate Grammar School before a career as a Social Security Officer. In his younger days he was a great walker and Joss Naylor the Cumbrian fell- runner was his cousin. Roy, it seems, once climbed Ben Nevis in the early morning and was dancing in the Royal Hall in the evening. Ballroom dancing was another of his many interests. For many years he was a keen member of Harrogate Photographic Society. He joined the Forum nearly 20 years ago, spoke to us three times and was three times Chairman, a unique distinction. He was elected an Honorary Life Member after the death of his friend George Mountford who was our first Honorary Member.
Our condolences go to his family and his presence at the Forum will be missed.
Funeral details will be entered here when known.
NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY