Bob Millward: Memorial Service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob Millward, the London-based Associated Press sportswriter, will be held at St Bride’s, Fleet Street, on Wednesday October 20, from 11.30am.

Bob’s friends and colleagues are encouraged to attend, with a drinks reception planned for after the service in his favourite local pub, the Duke of York.

Millward collapsed and died last month, while working at the World Cup in South Africa. He was 58.

Millward had a deep and widespread knowledge of all international sports, including football, cricket, golf, rugby, boxing and horse racing. He reckoned he’d covered 52 different sports. But his main interest was football and, in particular, his beloved West Brom.

“He had a twinkle in his eye, a sly sense of humour and, usually, a self-deprecating remark that made him an irresistible magnet for all of us,” Terry Taylor, AP’s sports editor said. “We will miss his good cheer and we are very, very saddened by his loss.”

To read AP’s obituary for Bob Millward, click here

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