Tributes to a ‘gem’ for Denbigh


Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

TRIBUTES have been paid to a charitable and popular man who was an integral part of the Denbigh Show.

Bob Roberts, from Denbigh, was well known as part of the Denbigh Show Committee for about 20 years raising thousands to keep the show going as well as setting up the Denbigh Brand of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Steven Williams, secretary of Denbigh Show said: “Bob had time for everyone and was very interested in people. He never complained and always had a positive outlook.

“His memory was sharp as a tack and he had so many contacts that he could call on to help us with the show.
“Not only did he know all these people but he would have all their phone numbers memorised! Even in failing health, he was still very much part of the team that put on the show.

“A couple of years back he said that he would take more of an ‘advisory role’ and he did too – attending his last meeting just a couple of months ago.”
Mr Roberts is said to have brought many of the changes to the Denbigh Show over the past 10 years.

He also made records with his fundraising for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Mr Williams added: “He was always doing something for someone else, organising whist drives for Dolwen, sitting on many committees all for the benefit of Denbigh.

“Bob was a very dear friend who will be sadly missed by all of us. His memory will live on through all the organisations he was involved with and his legacy is that he played an important part to keep these events going for future generations to enjoy.”

Denbigh mayor and councillor Rob Parkes also paid tribute to Mr Roberts.
Cllr Parkes said: “He was a gem for the Denbigh area. He was great for the

Denbigh Show and did so much for the Royal British Legion.
“He was very well known and popular. He worked tremendously hard for Denbigh it is a sad loss.”

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