I am sure regular users of the History Centre will be sad to learn of the death from cancer on 23 December 2013 of our colleague and dear friend, Robert Pearson.
Robert has been connected with the archive service for over 10 years, beginning as a volunteer at Trowbridge, then starting paid work in October 2003 as a part-time records assistant helping the public with enquiries. He developed a particular interest in and expertise in police and military records, as well as assisting in a private capacity in helping to compile the Church of England Clergy Database.
Robert was a kind, generous and exceptionally positive person who bore his illness with enormous courage and good humour. He will be very much missed.
Robert’s family have asked for donations to Shaftesbury Hospital or Cancer research UK, rather than flowers. He will be having a woodland burial in Dorset later this month.