Book Of Remembrances

Stuart Pennell – RIP 22nd December 2021 Cheadle & Gatley 41 Club

Stuart joined Cheadle & Gatley Round Table in 1968.He became Table Chairman in 1978 and 41 Club Chairman in 1985. He held several posts in Table including secretary and was a keen supporter of the Club at such mind-boggling events as the New Mills Rock Chuck and The Bury Pudding Pot.

Stuart had a wonderful dry sense of humour and would produce memorable reports. One of his 41 Club highlights was the Audit report on the 2010 accounts when he reported on unknowns, unknown knowns and unknown unknowns.

He was also a successful Barclays Bank manager, finishing up, to suit his accent, as manager of the Wilmslow branch. He had a wonderful record with Barclays – even though most of the branches where he had previously been manager were subsequently demolished!

In addition to Round Table, Stuart was a founder member of Gatley & District Rotary Club and had recently become a member of Bramhall Probus Club. He enjoyed putting the world to rights during visits to The Thief’s Neck on Fridays and regular get togethers each Wednesday at Bramhall Park Golf Club.

He was a keen follower of sport and spent many a cold Friday night at Edgeley Park watching Sale Sharks. For decades he organised tickets for 41 Club members for all 5 days of test matches at Old Trafford.

The family cottage in Buxton, the Buxton Opera House and Festival and The Halle concerts provided Stuart with relaxation boltholes.

As well as being an active Tabler and 41 Club member Stuart was, of course, a dedicated family man with his wife, Jean and children Nicola and Richard and later, of course, his grandchildren.

He will be very sadly missed.