Mr Arnold Albon
1926 to 2012
Ottershaw has lost a valued resident, with the death at home of Mr Arnold Albon.
He died, shortly after his 86th birthday on Monday the 16th January 2012, after a lengthy illness.
Mr Arnold, as he was known, has been a local character and part of the village for many years. He has been very philanthropic in the village, but always anonymously, never seeking the spotlight for his kindness.
Always the dapper gentleman, he was a long-standing member of the Ottershaw Society, the Social Club and also Cameo. He always had time to chat to everyone; and enjoyed an occasional drink in the local Castle.
He was a local business man in the building supply industry, and also had a great interest in vehicles; restoring a number of Austin “7s” and latterly, owning two Rolls Royce cars, the last of which he renovated to very a high standard.
Over the years he took many local brides to their weddings in his cars.
He would often be seen driving through the village, there was always a wave.
He will be greatly missed.