In the recent death of Jim Whittaker, the BCRS has lost a long-time member who actively supported the organisation for most of his adult life.
The BCRS was founded in 1963 by Dr Frank Gamble. A photograph taken at the time of a huge celebratory cake with Frank in the front clearly shows Jim’s smiling face in the background. Indeed, he was a founder member and played a large role in the activities of the organisation over its early decades. Jim’s wife Blodwen Myfanwy (known as Bronwen) was also an active member from the beginning.