9th December 1921 to 25th November 2018
Roy Howard, who died on 25th November 2018 aged 96, served as a Parish Councillor between 1964 and 1964. Roy and his late wife Sheila, who died in 2017, lived in the same house on Musters Road for over 50 years.
Roy took a keen interest in Ruddington’s museums, acting as a guide at the Framework Knitters Museum and learning how to use the stocking frames. Both Roy and Sheila were made honorary members of the Friends of the Framework Knitters Museum.
Along with Sheila, Roy was also a long-term member of our Local History Society and a staunch supporter of the Village Museum.
The Great Central Railway was another of Roy’s keen interests. Sadly, he didn’t live to see his wish of the completion of a bridge joining GCR’s two halves at Ruddington and Loughborough come to fruition.
During his working life, Roy was employed as a British Telecom engineer. The passing of both Roy and Sheila leaves a gap in our village and they’ll be fondly remembered and missed by those who knew them.
With thanks to Peter McGowan