.: SAD NEWS :.
On 2nd November, the gig builder Ralph Bird passed away.
The funeral service will be at Truro Cathedral at 12:30pm on Tuesday 10th November, this will be followed by committal at Penmount Crematorium for anyone who would like to attend.
The family have requested that there be no flowers but donations for Ralph’s chosen charity the Pinnacle-5
Also at the request of Ralph they would like rowers to be in their club colours.
A true testimony to the far-reaching effect he has had reviving the traditions of gig rowing.
Below is the list of gigs built by Ralph and a great many people will feel connected to them. If you’d like to leave comments, stories or thoughts please do so using the link at the top of this post.
|William Peters||1987||Roseland||R Bird|
|Lyonnesse||1988||PrivateWas MB||R Bird|
|Rival (Sold 07/06)||1989||Was Fowey B’castle Crack||R Bird|
|Ann Glanville||1990||Caradon||R Bird|
|Fear Not||1991||Devoran||R Bird|
|Rose of Cadgwith||1994||Cadgwith||R Bird|
|Sea Hawk||1996||Culdrose||R Bird|
|Golden Gear||1998||Helford||R Bird|
|St. Elvan||2002||Porthleven||R Bird|
|Dall Lewyer||2003||CRAB||R Bird|
|Katherin Rose||2003||Porthgain||R Bird|
|Bryanck||2005||St. Agnes||R Bird|
|Ella Louise||2006||Porthgain||R Bird|
|Ralph Bird||2007||Porthgain||R Bird|
|4 Oared Gigs|
|Boy Ben||Porthgain||R Bird|
|Isles of Scilly|
|Galatea||St Martins||R Bird|