Ray Pritchard

1943 - 2019

It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of well-known Bookham resident, Ray Pritchard.

Ray has been a stalwart on the BRA Committee for a number of years and has been part of the Membership and Publicity Team with the role of providing regular BRA contributions to Bookham Bulletin and Look Local each month. He was also the Woodlands Road BRA Road Steward and also an active member of Woodlands Road Residents Association.  

Originally from South East London, Ray worked in the music publishing industry for many years and moved to Little Bookham with his late wife Kathy. In addition to working in the music industry, with a love of opera he was also a keen performer and sang in local choirs.

His other main love was cricket and Ray had a long standing relationship with Effingham Cricket Club and since 2015 and has been President of the club. He also liked to play and was a very good wicket keeper. Through these interests Ray had a large number of friends and enjoyed being involved with village life. Nothing was too much trouble for Ray and was always pleased to help in the any way  he could and take the initiative when needed.

We in the BRA and particularly the Publicity and Membership team will really miss Ray.

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