I have such fond memories of Peter Spencer - a true inspiration to me in the early years of my life, as my Headmaster at Holy Trinity Junior School in Ripon. I remember especially his fun recorder lessons! He was a true Christian gentleman, who I got to know better as a congregational member of Holy Trinity Church. I will always remember him as Peter Noel - and recall (with a smile) him telling us of his 'Christmas' middle name. He is now at peace in glory. x
In memory of a great gentleman. I will remember him fondly at a time when he was Headmaster of Holy Trinity Junior School Ripon which our three children attended - Louise, James and Catherine. Also I remember his dedication to Holy Trinity Church Ripon at this time. We have many special memories of Church services and social events where he played such a big role. He was a man who touched the hearts of many and who will always be remembered with affection.
A wonderful Christian man. He came into our newly opened shop at Blossomgate Stores in Ripon a few days after opening in 1978, to welcome us and introduce himself as our children's head master- to -be at Holy Trinity Junior School. He was very active in Holy Trinity Church, Ripon. We kept in touch after he moved to Clitheroe, and he was delighted to hear we were to move to Cononley in 1997, into the house opposite the one in which he was brought up. We came to know his mother very well at St John's Church Cononley. Happy memories of Peter and Marie
Peter - a true gentleman, generous to a fault, full of good humour, and my Godfather. I shall miss our visits to Cononley, lunches at Bradley and his fund of stories. These were often about his early schooling in Cononley with my Grandfather (headmaster at the time) and his years at Keighley Boys' Grammar School, to which I followed him.
Uncle Peter We will miss you greatly, you were a true gentleman and so very generous and kind to us all. You are now at peace. I have many fond memories off you and your parents and when we used to meet up especially with my Mum and when we were on the phone the never ending goodbye!!
So many fond memories of a superb headteacher at Holy Trinity Junior School in Ripon. An inspirational and kind man whose legacy lives on in the lives of all those who knew him. I still have my old report books with his comments in and will always remember how encouraging he was. Rest in peace in the Lord's everlasting kingdom.
In memory of Uncle Peter who has left so many happy memories from the Christmas buffets with Holly and Gerwyn, to his annual visits to us, visiting places from Brodsworth to Yorkshire Lavender and always finishing the day listening to the Proms with a glass of red. Greatly missed and our thoughts are with Richard, Philip and families.
I write this on behalf of the Robinson family, Marion, Teddy, David and myself, Susan, remembering Peter, our wonderful family friend and special Godparent to James. Peter and Marie became our good friends as soon as they moved to Clitheroe, when Peter was the Head Teacher at St James School and my Mum was Secretary. My Dad and Peter shared a love of all things garden related, spending many a happy hour either gardening together or talking in great detail about plants, surrounded by gardening books. A special annual trip for Peter, Marie, Mum and Dad being a most enjoyable day at the Southport Flower Show. Peter, Dad and David all sang bass in the Church Choir on special occasions, and there was often more laughing than singing I can tell you. Peter and I had many deep and thought provoking conversations over a cup of coffee and I owe much to him for teaching me sound, Christian values and morals. Peter, you will be with Marie and Mum, Dad and David now and you will all be laughing I’m sure. - you with that special twinkle in your eye that you always had. I send my love and sincere condolences on behalf of our family to Richard, Philip and families. God bless you Peter and take special care of you. Love Susan x