The president writes: I have to report that earlier this week, Pat Coles – long-term member and past chairman of the Southern Group – died. He was 83. He was still hawking last season, indeed I spent a day with him, and his close friends Alan Peters and Nick Nicklinson. He was a stalwart of the club, a committed austringer, and will be much missed.
We do not yet have funeral arrangements but as soon as these are available we will make sure everyone knows.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Patricia, his family, and his many friends and colleagues.