8th March 2021, 10:15am


It is with great regret that since Christmas we have lost three of our long-serving members –

Mrs Barbara Rose-Innes – a member since 1966, along with her husband Professor Christopher Rose-Innes. She passed away in January, after being ill for several months, and both she and her husband were very regular attenders at Lit & Phil meetings. I have spoken to Christopher, expressed the Society’s sympathies. He hopes to continue to attend as and when it is safe to do so.

Mr Roger Rees OBE – a member since 1981. He also died in January, at the age of 91. He was the Chief Executive of Salford City Council, and had many interests, especially choral singing. I knew him personally for many years as a fellow member of Salford Choral Society. He was brought up in South Wales, attained a law degree at Cambridge and worked much of his life in local government. Our sympathies go to his nephew and his other relatives.

Mr Angus Yeaman – member since 1981 and also a past President of the Society (20021-2003). We were informed of his passing in late February, by his niece. I remember meeting him at lectures and he was a most interesting and charming man. I believe he was also in his 90’s, and our sympathies go to his family.


Susan Hilton