Merlodlliw/Bob Hargreaves RIP

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A champion on local issues to the railways around North East Wales, and although we didn't always agree I could never fault his passion and enthusiasm. A top poster on this forum. We never met even though we lived in the same town.

Rest In Peace Bob. Rail UK has lost a great contributor, and a true enthusiast. My thoughts go out to your family at this difficult time.
 
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I shall be raising a glass (well, a cup of tea at least, it's too early) in 40 minutes or so, hopefully many of you will join me.
 

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:oops: Afraid I was 150 down with the glass raising :oops: . I was having a mobile phone panic, which ended up costing me £600+ for a new one, hence I was somewhat distracted from everyday life.

I trust Bob would see the funny side. Hope the celebration of his life went well.
 

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A man who I'm sure many could aspire to for his commitment to supporting and working to promote public transport for his area in whatever way he could. The forum is a less rich place without his contributions and he will be much missed.

I am deeply saddened to hear of his death. RIP Merlod.
 

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I thought something was odd as he hadnt signed in since May and he was normally like a terrier with a bone with Cambrian and North Wales items. He must make up a good 75% of my private messages as he was always after info! A great shame.
 

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Very sad to hear of a forum member passing - and he did seem very passionate about his local areas railways. RIP.
 

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Just noticed this thread, but I was aware that Bob had passed away. His posts about railways and their North Wales connections were of particular interest to me and his tales, told in his unique style, are very much missed. A sad loss.
 

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I joined the forum shortly after Bob. He was always happy to share any local railway information by pm (draft timetables, proposals and the like), and steadfast in his support for the railways in north-east Wales. His opinions were always expressed in a honest manner, and I'm glad of the contributions he made to conversations here.

I fondly recall his somewhat idiosyncratic way of signing off his posts, and how he eventually mastered using [quote] tags in his replies, after much persistence. :)

In memory of Bob the Forum has made a donation to the three charities that his family had requested donations be made to. If any other members wish to do so then they can follow these links to do so:

Marie Curie
Macmillan
Nightingale House Hospice
I'm very glad that forum management has chosen to remember him in this way.
 

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Really sad news, remember having a discussion with him about the Wrexham redoubling. A very passionate member who I'm sure will be sadly missed. Thoughts are with his family at this sad time :(
 

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I was a neighbour of Bob across the hills and we met at local events and shared our rail knowledge.
He was a passionate campaigner for his local line.
Very sad to see him go, I will miss his cheery emails.
With his newspaper background he certainly knew how to ferret out a "story" and fire up the politicos in support.
He will probably be following the Wrexham redoubling saga from afar!
RIP Bob.
 
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