Members of Tamesis were very sad to learn of the death on Monday 13 June of Vivian Burchill, a Tamesis member for many years. He was 90. Vice Commodore in 1988-89, Rear Commodore in 1986-87 and Club Secretary from 1992 1995, Viv, as he was known to his friends, sailed a National 18 called Tinkerbell, and before that an Enterprise.
He spent his early years in Liverpool, where his family owned the Liverpool Post newspaper, and after moving to London lived with his wife Cathie in both Hampton and Twickenham.
More than 100 friends attended the funeral service at the Holy Trinity Church on Twickenham Green on Wednesday 13 July followed by a reception at Tamesis Club. The family requested that donations in memory of Vivian should be made to the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher.