Richard Bamford

I've just heard the sad news from Eric Brain that Richard Bamford passed away on October 14th. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times, and always found him to be a real gentleman. A sad loss to the preservation world, after all he actually made some of the engines we now see on the rallyfield. Eric was going to post this message but I'm doing it on his behalf due to browser problems in Bath :-(


Philip T-E

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That is sad news. I only had the pleasure of meeting him once (on his 90th birthday), and his enthusiasm was very uplifting. He had a fund of stories which transported me into the heyday of Bamford's manufacturing. In fact he would have kept going all afternoon if his companion hadn't dragged him off!

He dated lots of engines for me and answered all sorts of queries in his SEM helpline guise.

The world is a poorer place without him.

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Arthur G

really sad news . never got the privillage to meet the man , but even through his letter's -one would know what a gent he was . mr.bamford only dated my EG1 for me , but what he done ,even at his age- was of great help to all us engine enthusiast's , and he will be sorly missed by many people . R.I.P john dungan ,


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john dungan

Richard was the epitome of the English gentleman, and was always ready to help with information on Bamford engines and other products. I have some correspondence from him which will be kept as a reminder of a very nice man.


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Peter A Forbes

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Martin Hirst

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