Geoffrey Cule - Barry 41 Club
Geoffrey Cule1939 - 2015
At the end of a successful school career which clearly showed a leaning towards science, Geoff gained a Scholarship to University College Aberystwyth to study chemistry.
After university he went into industry where he worked successfully for large chemical companies including ICI Fibres and BP.
It was during his early life in industry that he won a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study recycling developments in Japan and brought back ideas which he communicated to others including Secondary School pupils.
In later life, with his considerable knowledge of industrial processes, he became a Specialist Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive where he worked until his retirement.
Throughout his life he involved himself with the community and the church. He gave freely of his time and skills to both these areas. His commitment to the church included 10 years as Rector’s Warden. He dealt with ongoing repair work and was a prime mover in the repair and upgrading of the Church Organ. To this end he worked tirelessly to raise the massive amount of money required for this extensive project and was instrumental in getting a lottery grant.
He was a member of Probus and for many years secretary of the Philatelic Society.
Until the age of forty he was a member of Barry Round Table and was heavily involved in fund raising for needy causes and community projects. He then moved on to 41 Club and was Chairman from 1999-2000.
He enjoyed a strong close family life with his wife Mary and their three children. Seven grandchildren followed.
Geoff will be greatly missed by all who knew him.