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I got back from Peter's funeral service about 1/2 hour ago. I wasn't able to speak to Barbara after the service, and couldn't attend at the pub, as had to catch the train to return to Reading. However it was a very peaceful and pleasant service; very "Peter" , if you get what I mean . About 90 people were there, more than they expected i think, as orders of service and chairs were in short supply. I think it was as Peter would have wished.
Thought I was going to be stuck in a train during the service, as some idiot had struck a bridge at the strangely named "Martin's Heron", and it was delayed for about 1/2 hour, but I obviously got there OK.
I'm so pleased that members from 'The BHF' were able to attend, Peter always attended BHF functions if he was able so a great tribute to him.
I too was thinking very much of Peter, his family and friends on this very sad day.
Peter was very fond of Organ and church music, he was an accomplished musician in this area himself so I assume that was very much in evidence.
The man may be gone but the spirit will remain forever in the knowledge he so willingly shared with all of us.
I feel like I have lost a Brother but I feel so lucky to have spent time with him.
R.I.P. Peter, I will do my best to keep your knowledge alive.
No problem. It was good to know that so many people turned out today and that they ran short of programmes because of that. . I will ask Barbara later on about the Order of Service. I mainly wanted to know which hymns were sung. Thanks again Mike. Peter had an organ at home and he always loved music.
This post caught my eye tonight and as I often think of Peter I read all the lovely tributes to him again. We should, as Jim has said, always remember Peter and the huge contribution he made to the history of Birmingham with his postings on BHF.