A truly wonderful Man Roger was so enthusiastic and sprightly for one of his age. He will be missed by many, it breaks my heart so see these photos of him.
I don’t normally like attaching words like “legend” and “one of a kind” to people but I can do some with a certain degree of justification in the case of Roger Oldham, British Shohin Bonsai’s oldest member,who sadly died this week. Although he had been successfully managed both a heart condition and diabetes for many years, it seems that 40 plus years of working in the chemical industry had caused a lung issue that he was unable to pull himself out of. Knowing Roger, he would have put up one hell of a fight.
Rather than try to write an obituary, I thought it would be better to reproduce an article that appeared in the BSA Newsletter in 2012 which I feel sum him up far better than any sad words can ever do. Here goes:
It is a wet and raw Friday afternoon in October and I am sitting in…
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