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The Oxhill News

December 2016

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We will miss him

Terry Robbins spent nearly half his life living in Oxhill after moving into Woodbury on Main Street with Sue and his family in 1979. He was working for Automotive Products in Leamington Spa and remained with them until he retired.

During his nearly forty years living here Terry threw himself into village life in many ways. When a plan was mooted to get the church bells ringing again he joined the construction team hanging the bell-frame from steel joists in the tower roof, removing the old and rotten flooring and replacing it with a new steel support system. Whilst doing this he also joined a group of villagers learning to ring bells so that there would be a team ready to go when the structural work was done. When it was done he duly became one of the band ringing for services.

He and Sue joined the Oxhill Walkers, taking Sunday rambles round Warwickshire and nearby parts. He was also a founder member of WOT (Whatcote, Oxhill, Tysoe)Travellers, taking trips on the Shakespeare Express, the Manchester Ship Canal, the Dawlish seawall and the Settle-Carlisle line, to name but a few.

All his life he was a keen gardener, and later joined WOT2Grow, the community orchard in Tysoe, working with other members to keep it in trim and, of course, to harvest the fruit in due season.

Terry and Sue were great supporters of the Village Hall, working behind the scenes and attending and enjoying many functions there. They were also regular Friday evening 'Early Doorsers', first at the Peacock and later the Royal Oak.

Terry was a quiet and private man but had a wicked sense of humour. The great esteem in which he was held was shown by the overflowing church at his funeral service.

We will miss him.

Gwyn & George

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