Death of Haydn Radford5-Apr-2012
The death has been reported of one of Welsh banding's pioneering administrators.
4BR has been informed of the death of Haydn Radford, one of Welsh banding's leading administrators during the 1970's and 1980's. He was 88.
The entire Radford family were involved in local brass bands, notably Rhymney Workmen's Band who became the well known and accomplished Hymac (Rhymney) Works Band during a period of sponsorship by the firm where he was a long serving senior manager.
He was one of the leading administrators on the Welsh Regional Committee for many years and took a leading role in the organisation of the European Brass Band Championships when they were held in Wales.
His other love was for pigeon racing, where he gained a widespread respect for his many coveted race and breeding successes.
Mr. Radford, who had suffered ill-health for several years, was hospitalised on Friday 30th March, where he passed away shortly after being admitted.
He is survived by his wife,Joyce and his two sons,Philip and Peter and their families. His other son, Colin, was tragically drowned at sea several years ago.
The funeral will take place on Monday, 16th April, at St. Paul's Church, Abertysswg nr. Rhymney at 12.45pm.
Cremation at Llwydcoed Crematorium, nr. Aberdare will follow at 2.00pm. Family flowers only.
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