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Left by An old work colleague :
Ralph interviewed me when I applied for a job at the Chronicle in 1978. Liked him instantly and have very fond memories of our times together. Always supportive and encouraging, he was a wonderful man - and a brave one too bearing in mind his wartime exploits. If there were more people like Ralph the world would be a better place. RIP dear friend.
Left by Ivan Sage: 22/01/2020
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. Martin Hammond
Left by Martin. G. Hammond: 21/01/2020
I first met Ralph in 1952 when I left school and joined the Essex Chronicle as a printers apprentice. Over the next 49 years he was a good friend, boss and colleague to me and always encouraged me in my career at the Chronicle. He liked his sport and I have found this early photo of the Chronicle cricket team that used to play in the Chelmsford Evening League back in day!!
Left by Colin Moth: 21/01/2020
A true gentleman to the end, can't thank him enough for all his help when moving to Chelmsford in 1970. RIP.
Left by Ron Maslin: 21/01/2020