We are very sorry to advise that Barry has passed away after a long illness.
Barry was an Old Lutonian who went on to play many games for the Club 1st XV both as Old Lutonians RFC and as Stockwood Park RFC. He was a very talented and skilful Halfback. Playing mainly as a Scrum Half but often moving to Fly Half when required by the team. He was 1st XV captain for 3 seasons from 1959 – 61 and 1963-64. He was also Club Chairman from 1970 -73. He remained a long serving Vice President and a stalwart supporter of the Club.
Barry was an exceptional sportsman and in addition to his rugby achievements he was also a very good cricketer for Luton Town CC where he was Captain for many seasons as well as playing for the Bedfordshire County side. He was County Under 18 Tennis Champion.
There is no doubt that Barry played a major part in the in the evolving history of Stockwood Park. Not only was he a talented player and committed team member, he was also a leader with an infectious sense of humour and with many friends. He will be greatly missed.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his widow Christine and to all his family and there will be a minutes silence before the home fixture with Bedford Queens on Saturday 26th January.
The funeral arrangements for Barry are:
Thursday February 15th. Cremation in Emsworth Hampshire. Family only. Sunday March 10th. 12 noon until 3pm. Wake /Tribute to Barry at Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club, Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7AH.