Newsletter 2010



Arthur Spooner 1934 – 2009

With regret we report the death last August of Veteran Arthur Spooner.
Arthur had served on the committee of the Veterans’ Association since 2000.

He joined Marconi Communication Systems Limited in 1955 following national service in the RAF.  In the early days of his career he travelled extensively installing various company products in many countries of the world but mainly Africa, Europe and the Middle East.  In the later years he was a charge-hand in the New Street factory responsible for the assembly of many products including communication and television items.

Sport played a large part in his life.  He played hockey for the company in the early sixties, and then took up bowls which was from then to be his life-long passion.  Active with the Marconi Bowls Club as player, chairman, president, and steward of the bar, co-operating with his wife Dot who organised the catering arrangements.  Despite his own and Dot’s health problems in more recent times he continued to support the Baddow Bowls Club and the Marconi Veterans’ Association.