Thursday, 8 May 2014
I have just heard the sad news that Bob Bradley has died and by the sound of it, in tragic circumstances. Bob worked at the Margate museum and for a period of time and in the years before the place was closed he took responsibility for running the museum. Bob was a collector and he had a huge collection of Second World War memorabilia covering the home front. He also had a huge collection of weapons and I dread to think what the Police must have thought when they entered his house.
Bob was an honest bloke and he didn't mince his words and told people exactly what he thought. We had a difference of opinion when issues regarding the museum came to light. It was more about my approach of making it public he didn't like but we did agree to differ. Regardless of what happened in the past I am still saddened to hear of his death. His greatest achievements in my eyes has to be his contribution to building the museum archives and his efforts to build the Second World War collection especially all the artefacts the museum holds relating to the home front and life in Margate at the time.