Ralph will never be forgotten by me and indeed most of the Essex Chronicle staff of his era and who were my colleagues. I am honoured to have worked with him for many years in various stages of my 20 or more years career with The Chronicle.
Ralph was a true gentleman and a 'gentle man.' He also 'knew his stuff', inside and out. Moreover, I personally owe him a great debt of thanks, as when I took voluntary redundancy he was the guiding light in my path to successful self employment for the ensuing years until my eventual retirement. Thank you Ralph. RIP and God Bless you. My condolences to the family.
Left by Martin. G. Hammond: 21/01/2020