more bad news ,eddy perkins , a good friend of over 30 years finally lost his battle with a breathing disorder on saturday afternoon.
i met ed when my my family moved to whitchurch when i was 19 and he used to come over and go out drinking with one of my new neighbours, mike roussell and we hit it off straight away becoming firm friends, with all 3 if us being anglers we always had plenty to talk about, even after mikes untimely death back in the 80,s ed and i still made a point of going out at least once a week for a drink and a catch up,ed was also my best man when married judith in 83, and it was only him that stopped me doing a runner from the church as judith was over 20 mins late(but i,m glad he stopped me)
ed was a long time member of the fry,s angling club and was always one of the anglers to beat and that was never easy he had a love of running water and he was never happier than when he was running a top and bottom float through for chub, roach and dace.
i,m finding it a bit hard to put into words what this no nonsense straight talking man really meant to me, all i know is that i will miss him as will all his family and friends as he was an old school proper bloke who i always found kind and generous right to the core.
thanks albert(eddy) perkins