Harold “Twink” Martin 1932-37
The funeral of “Twink” will take place on Wednesday December 2 at 2p.m. Eltham Crematorium, North Chapel, Crown Woods Way, Eltham, London SE9 2AZ
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HAROLD MARTIN ("Twink") 1920-2009
Harold was affectionately known to his classmates and all Old Camdenians as
"Twink" - a named he derived as a young pupil because of his "starlike"
qualities. Twink was a bustling, busy person with a quick and active brain.
He had an in depth knowledge of The Club, being one of the few remaining Old
Boys who spanned the pre and post war years. He was Secretary to the now
defunct "Camdenians' Society" and was for a time Secretary to the main club.
In 1994 he was made Honorary Life Vice President of the Old Camdenians Club.
Shortly after the war, when notices to members were sent out by hand
addressed envelopes at committee meetings, he would stop at many of the
names and tell an anecdote about the person ( not possible now with
computers). He was jointly instrumental in drawing up the club constitution,
which remains to this day. He was a keen badminton player in the days when
the old hall doubled up as a badminton court. Prior to joining the Old Boys
Dramatic Society he had joined several touring theatrical companies,
performing a number of tasks and roles both back and front of stage. He was
also heavily involved in the reforming of the Tavistock Players Company and
the renovation of Canonbury Towers where his skills learned as a maintenance
fitter during his wartime RAF days were put to good use. Whilst he had
several different employers, he spent most of his working life at Gerald
Eve, a large company of Chartered Surveyors. In retirement, Twink became
heavily involved with the local residents association, the local Civic
Society, the Docklands Forum and the local Council on environmental issues
and planning applications.
We send our sympathy to his wife Beryl. They had been married 46 years.