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Offline Badlad

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RIP Scoff
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:19:35 pm »
Just heard the sad news in the pub tonight.  Great bloke, funny, colourful - and that was just the sweater. 

RIP
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Offline Badlad

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 09:28:14 pm »


CDG chairman, Scoff (on the left) and Geoff Yeadon, president (on the right)  Thanks for the photo Christine.

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 09:42:52 pm »
Badlad – RIP Scoff . . . what on earth?

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:38:46 pm »
No way, I'm gutted. Caving aside, such a friendly lad  to know..I really don't know what to say but I want to say something.

Just wish you tight ropes Scoff, I'll never forget our chats at HE or wherever our paths crossed.
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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 09:49:52 am »
Badlad – RIP Scoff . . . what on earth?

Sorry Fulk, but Scoff, Brian Schofield, has passed away.  Lovely bloke and a bit of a legend. 

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 09:55:05 pm »
my abiding memory will HE lectures, saw Scoffs name by the side of one and you new it would be good.
very sad RIP

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 06:07:40 pm »
Scoff's funeral will be at 3pm on Friday 25th August, Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Rd, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6JP.

There will be a wake, I'll pass on details once that's organised.

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 02:24:46 pm »
A huge loss.

I will unfortunately be unable to attend the funeral. If there is a collection please can someone pass on details so I can make a contribution.
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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 08:50:30 pm »
Further to Scoff's funeral on Friday 25th August, 3pm at Rawdon Crematorium; there will be a wake afterwards; all are welcome.

Guiseley Factory Workers Club
6 Town St, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9DT

Around 4 pm onwards.

Parking may be tight, but there is parking around the corner at Aireborough Leisure Centre. The Green, Guiseley LS20 9BT (think it's free)

You can get a train to Shipley, then a connection to Guiseley Station which is 5 mins walk away. Timetable 39, Leeds Metro

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 10:26:05 pm »

You can get a train to Shipley, then a connection to Guiseley Station which is 5 mins walk away. Timetable 39, Leeds Metro

You can also get a train from Leeds direct  to Guiseley.
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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 04:09:40 pm »
A good obituary in Descent (258) October/November 2017 page 7 Brian 'Scoff’ Schofield

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 06:35:27 pm »
The Cave Diving Group Newsletter for January 2018 will contain a comprehensive tribute to Scoff's life. (He was CDG Chairman for a decade of course, until April 2007).

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Re: RIP Scoff
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 03:04:46 am »
Descent (260) Feb/Mar 2018  p 34-36 Bumbling in the Dark.  “Brian `Scoff’ Schofield was a legend in the caving and cave diving community, well known for his keen sense of humour.  Some of his closest friends here pay tribute to a life spent devoted to caves.”.