Pat Kirby

I’m sad to hear of the death of Bob Cordiner. I’ve loads of great memories of Bob.

One very happy memory of Bob: As I lived very near the Horsenden Hill clubhouse for a few years during mid-90’s I got into the habit of popping in on way from work on Friday early evenings. There in situ would be Bob, Larry Redmond, and Micky Carroll. Having just “cleaned the pipes” for the Guinness barrel for the coming weekend, Micky would make sure we all had a pint to “test the pipes”.

The best Guinness I ever tested in England were on those nights! Bob was great company as the few of sat in the old clubhouse, his deadpan humour and observations of the world were a tonic.

Sad that he’s gone, and also of course the great Willie Williams and other stalwarts. Makes me nostalgic for the fun we had in those days.