It is with great sadness the Harding family report the passing of their father, Robert Alan Harding.
Alan, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, 4th November 2017.
As a founder member of the North Herts Table Tennis Association in 1964, Alan held many roles on the NHTTA committee during the 50 years following as well as being a dogged competitor on the table throughout this time. Prior to the formation of the NHTTA Alan was heavily involved with the Letchworth & District TTL and the Letchworth Inter Works leagues. Alan could be found at various venues during this time coaching and offering advice to anyone with an interest in improving their table tennis. Only last Monday Alan spent time watching his daughters playing in a local league match and catching up with his fellow Monday night club players at Hitchin Boys School.
Affectionately known as 'The Toad Man' locally for his tireless work with the naturalists, Alan was also recognised for his time spent helping with conservation work and generally in the local community.
Funeral arrangements will be posted when known.