On 27 July 2014 we had to announce the sad news of the death of our patron – Sir Robin Ibbs -. Sir Robin chaired the Salisbury Cathedral Close Preservation Society for more than thirteen years, retiring from the post in 2009. He built a close working relationship with the then Chapter Clerk and his staff, enabling the Society to have a respected voice in all discussions of proposed developments in The Close. Sir Robin also arranged for the Society to contribute funds to a range of projects designed to enhance The Close. His low-key, efficient conduct of the Society’s business, handled with his delightful wry humour, won the respect and warm appreciation of all those he worked with. He will be very sadly missed.
Sir Robin Ibbs KBE