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Offline Del the cat

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RIP Chris Boyton
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:54:32 am »
Just heard Chris Boyton, the top English Bowyer has died in his sleep last night. I believe he'd been battling cancer for some time.
He did much of the work on the Mary Rose bows.
I saw him about this time last year at a Medieval Society roving marks shoot and had a bit of a chat.
A sad day for all, but he has passed it on for future generations.
Del  :(
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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 03:07:42 am »
Sorry to hear that Del.  :(
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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:28:05 am »
I communicated with Chris several times.  A great bowyer. 
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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 08:37:08 am »
It seems that a bright light in the traditional crafts of bowyer and fletcher has been extinguished. He wasnt just an outstanding bowyer, but a good tutor and a nice bloke all round.

RIP mate......

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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 08:32:57 am »
Sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 08:39:21 am »
Sad to hear.  Our condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: RIP Chris Boyton
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 12:47:50 pm »
Sorry to read about Chris Boyton passing away, a gentleman and a craftsman.

 Rest in peace.
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