Robert Ainsley Elliott
22nd October 1937 - 17th June 2017
Bob was born in Durham just before the outbreak of the war, to a family who owned a well established building firm, with whom he served his apprenticeship. He became a meticulous carpenter.
He enjoyed sport and travel. He joined the RAF to see the world and ended up in hospital with a slipped disc. Nothing to do with the square-bashing, etc. he blamed it on rowing on the River Wear the day before he went to join up.
Newcastle United was his football club and he played football himself as well as basketball.
He went down to the midlands in 1961 for work and spend the rest of his working life in that part of the world.
Bob was admitted to the Masons Company on 7 August 1967
He worked in Coventry for a while and then joined Bovis on Marks & Spencer work, which took him all around the country
His work was of such a high standard that later in his career he was involved with projects for the National Trust.