Historian Ronnie Hughes has passed

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 21 November 2012

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One of this country’s most respected and enduring historians, Ronnie Hughes, is dead. Hughes, who passed away at home on Sunday at the age of 88, made his mark both as a historian and educator, having taught at Combermere and Foundation. A former newspaper columnist, Hughes teamed up with fellow historian Keith Sandiford to compile In 100 Years Of Organised Cricket In Barbados. He was a teacher, mentor and coach at Combermere in the 1950s and his cricket nursery was responsible for the early development of notables such as Wes Hall, Peter Lashley and Rawle Brancker. Hughes was also chairman of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in 1985 and 1986. He leaves to mourn wife, Gwen, and children, Debbie, Richard, Rhonda and Gregory. The funeral service is slated for November 29 at the Bethel Methodist Church. (MK)

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