We are very sorry to announce the death of Richard F Potter on Tuesday 31 July 2018, aged 87.
Until May 2018 and his reluctant retirement due to ill health, Richard was a long-serving Director and Vice-Chair of Nottingham Industrial Museum and together with our current Chairman Roland Metcalfe, was one of the founding members of the Nottingham Arkwright Society, giving over 50 years’ service to the Society and the Museum.
Richard’s passion for preserving Nottingham’s industrial heritage was a key driver to formalising the Museum’s collection in the 1960s and for many years he acted as a passionate supporter and Trustee of the Nottingham Society of Engineers, joining them in 1953 and acting as their President in their centenary year.
His committal for family and close friends will be at the new Gedling Crematorium at 9.30am, on Thursday 9 August, followed by a thanksgiving service at 11.30 – 12.30pm at St Helen’s Church, Burton Joyce. There will be refreshments after this in the Church Hall next door to which you are also very welcome to attend. We are sure that you would like to join us in sending condolences to his wife Marjorie, and all of the Potter family at this sad time.
We would welcome your ideas of how we should honour Richard’s memory within the Museum, please send your suggestions. In the meantime, we will be sending a donation and flowers in his memory.