Bob Hart remembered

This has just come in from the Ex-Players Association:

Bob Hart

“Our thoughts go out to one of Wycombe’s best-known supporters, Edie Hart, whose husband Bob died this week.

WWEPA member Gerald Cox, a close friend, reminds us that Bob joined the club committee in 1971 and came into his own when the Loakes Park bar was updated with new boardroom and toilets. He personally supervised and was the man who laid bricks when he has finished his ‘day job’. He also painted the main stand with a few other volunteers and was generally responsible for maintenance Loakes Park, remembers Gerald. “When he was building houses as his main work, he employed several of the Brian Lee era players including Tony Horseman as times were hard during the miners’ strike when there was the three-day week with no electricity.”

With his wife Edie they later managed the bar and went on to act as hosts for the new VP Lounge. When the club left Loakes Park, Bob and Edie acted as hosts for the Vice Presidents’ Lounge and continued at Adams Park until just a few years ago when his health deteriorated.

Bob was a regular at matches until his eyesight failed a couple of years ago. But he was very proud when made a Life Member and will be missed by the many friends he made at the club. No doubt many will attend his funeral at on Tuesday, September 24 at Amersham Crematorium’s Milton Chapel (12.15). Edie has asked for family flowers only but should you wish to make a donation, Edie has requested it be to the Princes Risborough Blind Club of which Bob was a member. The Ex-Players Association will be doing just that. ”

Bob Hart was also a Life Member of the Football Club and a member of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust and our thoughts and condolences go out to Edie and their family.