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Deaths of former BTM committee members

12 March 2019

We are sorry to announce that three of the BTM's former committee members have passed away recently.

Bryan Reynolds was a founder committee member and a former CM of the Brooklands Society. Bryan's main interest was motorcycles and he was a very keen follower of the Rudge marque even naming his house "Rudgelands". Bryan served on the BTM committee for ten years retiring at the AGM in 2018 and his help in keeping the committee on the straight and narrow was invaluable as he was a stickler for the rules. A celebration of life was held for hims at the Museum on 6th March 2019.

Len Battyll was a colleague of Bryan's on the former Brooklands Society committee and was also instrumental in the amalgamation that took place at the end of 2008 with the Brooklands Club and the friends of Brooklands although, unfortunately the Society could not be persuaded at that time. Both Len and Bryan came over to the newly formed BTM committee where Len held the role of secretary for many years. He retired from the BTM committee at the 2018 AGM.

Alistair Pugh CBE was a Brooklands Museum Trustee who, too , was involved with the amalgamation of the Museum's support groups. He always took a very keen interest in the BTM's activities and sat as the Trustee member on the BTM committee for many years. Alistair was a former managing director of British Caledonian and, as such, was interested in the aviation side of the Museum but his true love was Fraser Nash chain driven cars and he was frequently found competing in his own FN at Brooklands and VSCC meetings. His wise counsel was very much appreciated as the BTM continued to develop over the years. A full obituary by former Museum CEO Allan Winn can be found here:- Alistair Pugh Obituary