Ron Baker Tribute Page

Ron Baker, 1918-2018

Ron Baker died, aged 100, on 17th December 2018. 

He made an enormous contribution to the life of the village of Sedgley, through his tailoring business and his artistic portfolio documenting the building and locations of the area.

A brief overview of Ron Baker's life and contribution to the life of Sedgley Village

If you'd like to leave your own memory of Ron please contact Martin Jones: 

mmjones29@blueyonder.co.uk

Tributes

I only knew Ron Baker for the last ten years of his life but I had the pleasure of organising an exhibition of his drawings of central Sedgley, contrasted with photos of the same locations today, at All Saints' Church in 2010. 

I was also privileged to visit Ron in the last months of his life at his son Tony's house in Whitchurch, when he was in very good spirits as his 100th birthday approached. 

We in Sedgley owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ron for the magnificent work he did from 1946 onwards in recording for posterity the buildings and locations around the village, many of which have disappeared or changed beyond recognition. 

A life well lived, he was an inspiration to future generations.

Martin Jones, Sedgley Archives Group. 12th January 2019. 

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I am only 57 years old but remember as a choir boy, escorting Ron's mother to evensong every Sunday evening to At Chad's Church, Coseley. She was a lovely lady . Very gracious and always insisted I had an apple when I saw her safely home. She was a much loved and respected neighbour of ours. Like mother, like Son. Precious times and precious memories. May Ron rest in peace and rise in glory x

Paul Love, 12th January 2019

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