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Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:54 pm

I've thought about it many times and always found an excuse not to, like work, and such like, but I really feel like I would like to go and find Pat's grave, and perhaps leave a little tribute or something?
It really isn't that far from where I am, and I have more spare time than I used to.
Is this a good idea, or, (and I've no idea if his wife is still around) would his family find it offensive, in the sense of resting in peace?
He was a big (!) hero of mine, and I met him several times, as I've said in past posts.
Any thoughts??
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:13 pm

I live in Bromsgrove where he is buried in the old cemetery opposite st John's church. I've put flowers down a few times and nobody else seemed to have for a long time so I don't think anybody would mind. If you look at the fallen hero's thread on here there r some pics on page 6.
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Post by Pete M » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks. I'm only a few miles away in Solihull, I should have really some this years ago.
Is it easy to find?, I've done the Google maps thing, but, I'm quite old and stupid and I'm still not sure.
He was a huge hero to me as a teenager, and beyond, so sad he isn't here to enjoy his fans, and legendary status.
To be honest, I'm afraid of offending his wife, although, dare I say it, is she still with us?
Thanks Lou....
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:09 am

You'll be there to pay respects not the opposite. You should go Pete, definite.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks for that.
Righto, I shall probably go next week, got a few hours owing, and it's not far.
Sounds a bit childish, but I'd like to leave some flowers and a message, and if anyone of his family do see or read it, they will know I meant well.
Will sign it from me and all the folks on here.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:59 pm

Sounds champion
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:34 pm

Hi Pete if u need directions let me know. R u on Twitter? Or message me on here . It's a bit difficult to find.......oh bloody he'll! If u get stuck my Twitter is louchorl1 . U can always pop in for a cuppa..... Tim's on noon till 8......
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:43 am

What. Is that garage still not fixed?
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:37 am

Directions would be of great use, ta.
We'll gan on Tuesday...after dinner.
I'll have to ask Brenda first like.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:52 am

Reet.
Unless anything work wise gets in the way I'm planning me trip for next Friday.
Lou, if you could give me some directions, I'm fully conversant with Google maps. Well, I can press the button on me phone, and it brings some maps up, so that's a good start like, any help gratefully received. Like easiest place to park and whether to go right or left, that kinda thing, that would be top of the bill πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:45 am

The cemetery is by asda in church close. There r big double gates and u can park outside. It's the little cemetery as there is a large one on the other side of the road. You should be ok go through the gates and walk down the little path to the end in the circle and pats grave is on the left about four in. It says IF at the top in big letters. Good luck and let me know how u get on!
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Hallwood » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:52 am

Pete M wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Thanks for that.
Righto, I shall probably go next week, got a few hours owing, and it's not far.
Sounds a bit childish, but I'd like to leave some flowers and a message, and if anyone of his family do see or read it, they will know I meant well.
Will sign it from me and all the folks on here.
It's not childish at all. You're a fan of his, or at least the programme he was in, so it's perfectly alright to visit his grave and pay your respects.

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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:52 pm

Ash that's nice innit.....xxxxx
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am

Hi all.
Am stood at Pat's graveside now.
Have put some flowers and a card.
Can't work out how to post a photo, but just put..
Pat....Respect and peace...from your many fans at the AWP fansite.
Quite emotional, even from an old bruiser like me.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Fri May 03, 2019 11:41 am

Well done Pete. Top rank.
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