We are greatly saddened by the untimely death of our President Tim Rooth, who passed away on 2nd January.
Tim attended a packed meeting on 1st October 1973 called by local artist David Goodman, which led to the founding of the Chichester Society a month later, at which Tim was a founder member and agreed to be the first hon. secretary. Tim and his wife Iris had settled in the city in 1967. He spent most of his career with Portsmouth University (formerly Portsmouth Polytechnic) and on his retirement was Emeritus Professor of Modern Economic History.
In the past year Tim saw the fruition of his long campaign to achieve a public park on the Brewery Field at Westgate, and spoke with passion to the District’s planning committee about the impacts of traffic and pollution in Orchard Street from the Whitehouse Farm housing development. A full tribute to Tim will be included in our March newsletter.
Chichester Cathedral spire
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