THOUGHTS AND MEMORIES
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
I haven't been moored in Hebden this year (I was for the last six years) and it was only now, looking for memorials on the web of Josh from the Open Mic night who was recently killed, that I discovered that Hebden has also lost Rob.
He was a big part of my Open Mic nights too, at the Trades and before that at the Railway, and would always encourage me to play, when I was only a newcomer to Open Mic and really needed the encouragedment to give it a go.
I remember when he invited me to his 50th birthday, I thought he was joking - I couldn't believe he was anywhere near that age. Another good friend and musician that we have lost too soon.
Thanks Rob, for being part of making me feel so at home in Hebden.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
I only just found out that Rob passed away, I caught it in the evening courier today. Rob played guitar in a band (Jacob with me for about a year in 1997 I think it was, just before he moved to the area, though he was looking to move to the Calder Valley at the time he was living in Doncaster. I have an endearing memory of him surrounded by lots of gadgets and bits of kit I'd certainly never seen before, creating some really quite unique sounds. It was an absolute pleasure to have known him and his cheshire cat smile... I'm sure many, many people will miss him dearly. I'm hoping to come to the gig at the trades to pay my respects.
From Sue Hancocks
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Hi guys and gals, Rob Armstrong was my dearly loved brother who left us 10 years ago. I am sure many of you will remember him.
I want to share with you just how much Rob loved being part of your community. To be honest, Rob never fit in anywhere until moved to Hebden Bridge, then suddenly he was home.
I still miss Rob every day, he was the best a brother could be, and I am so thankful he found a life with you.