Rob Bolton RIP
With great regret, we share the news that Rob Bolton has passed away peacefully aged 72. The contribution he made to preserving the history of the CLCGB, and indeed the wider Brigade movement is incalculable. His first book, ‘Boys of the Brigade’ in 1991 set the standard of his work with the CLCGB that followed to this day. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade Historical Group from its formation in 1996. Often called upon by a succession of NHQ staff for historical advice, it was always freely given. There is so much more I could say, but words simply fail me at this sad time.
In 2002 Rob was responsible for helping set up the Brigade Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum and maintaining it ever since.
The funeral will be in two parts:-
Firstly, cremation at Streetly Crematorium, Walsall at 13.45 on Monday 30th May.
Secondly, a Thanksgiving Service at Lanesfield Methodist Church Wolverhampton at 15.30.
The crematorium chapel holds 100 so there should be space for those who wish to attend. There is more space at the Thanksgiving Service.
Some refreshments after the Thanksgiving Service will be arranged once a venue is found.
Truly a great loss to the Brigade as he led many to Fight the Good Fight.
May Rob rest in Peace and rise in Glory