The Heritage Society is sad to announce the passing of Robert Brandreth-Gibbs on the 10th of May 2020. The name Brandreth is part of the town’s history and Henry Brandreth was the Lord of the Manor of Houghton Regis around 1654.
Rob came with his family from Vancouver, Canada in 2014 to visit the home of his ancestors. The visit, which was hosted by the Heritage Society, included All Saints Church and a tour around Houghton Hall and the Park. The family also enjoyed a game of bowls at the Bowling Club. He thanked the Society and said, “You have made our trip a magical experience.”.
David Hill has kept in contact with him over the years and said his name will be remembered as part of the Town’s heritage.