Graham Glover

I was contacted earlier this evening by Mel, (Graham’s sister) who tragically discovered her brother dead at his house this morning.

It seems that Graham may have fallen over in the kitchen and struck his head so hard that he didn’t wake up.

Mel has asked me to share this news with the club so those who knew him are made aware. It is a task met with huge sadness and great difficulty, I was particularly fond of Graham.

There are as yet no further details, Mel will keep me updated as to funeral arrangements etc.

Rob.

 

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Former Greenlanes Officer for the club and now the Dorset GLASS Rep. A bit of a self confessed Land Rover nut and was enjoying some comfort in my (No7) steed, a 2002 P38 DHSE until the problems kicked in! I had a brief (and disastrous) fling with a Japanese make in the quest for reliability before returning to Land Rover with my current steed, a 300tdi Defender 90. I've had two 3.9 V8 Discoverys, a 4.0 V8 P38, a 300tdi Discovery (bloody awful), a genuine factory V8 90 CSW and a TD5 Discovery. I used to do all the modifying stuff but don't bother now as to be honest a Land Rover is really good enough as is and big tyres and a winch are really only necessary at a trial or a pay and play - if you require them for greenlaning then you really shouldn't driving the lanes. I've been a member on an internet forum for years, made some very good friends in the process and have organised (with the help of others) three large and successful trips in both Dorset and Wiltshire for members and been involved advising others on the forum to help them plan trips in their areas. The first one was in 2008 and was known as the 'Chip Run' and it ran across Dorset from North to South finishing at West Bay for fish and chips, it took three months to plan and required a dedicated approach from me and the fantastic team that worked together to make it work so successfully. A few months later we put together a trip on Salisbury Plain solely for 'Newbies' which had to planned sympathetically to allow for people who attended with zero experience. The last one in October 2012 ran east - west across Dorset and was six months in the making. It was literally planned to the 'N'th degree with wet weather contingencies in place to prevent any vulnerable track from being damaged. I am a firm believer in the three 'R's - Responsible Rural Recreation, I do not tolerate the cowboy element that blight our hobby. The 'Great Dorset Chippy Run Part Deux' went exceedingly well, did no damage to the routes and raised £1300 for charity in the process.

14 thoughts on “Graham Glover”

  1. Such a shock, I can’t believe it. Poor poor man, good bye my friend, you’ll be greatly missed. Will await the funeral details xxx

  2. Really sad & very unexpected. I know his health has not been the best of late but didn’t expect this. Graham has been with the club for at least 20 years & was part of the furniture.

  3. If the family would like a cortege of Land Overs on Graham’s final journey count me in. He was such a nice bloke.

  4. What a shock! Such sad news.Glad to have enjoyed your company on Green Road trips you will be missed. Cheers!

  5. Really tragic news. Graham was a very keen DLRC ‘Green Roader’ who took part in as many outings as possible. Recently he accompanied me on one of my Mid-week trips and was at the forefront of the lane clearing. He will be greatly missed.

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