Category: Bob Crow Memories

In memorium, Bob Crow

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the sad death of our late and great General Secretary, Bob Crow.


So much has happened in those intermediate years and it is fitting that we take stock and spend a minute sharing our memories of a person that left us far too early.


His family set have a charity donation page for the British Heart Foundation to help prevent this illness taking anymore of our loved ones.


so please, if you can, remember Bob by donating below



Bob Crow Memorial Album

Branches, Regions, Officers & Offices
Dear ALL,
Bob’s family have agreed for us to distribute our album today as we remember not only the sad loss of Bob but also smile at the memories that we have of the man and his life. 
This was made on behalf of our union as our tribute to him and I truly hope that we would have made him proud. This is not the work of any one individual, but the work of us all that follow in his footsteps.
We will be making 4 special copies of the Album, for the union, our branch, to accompany the banner and Bob’s family. We will also make some additional copies for those that contributed. We are toying with the idea of making some more for general sale in aid of Bob’s Charity, the British Heart Foundation, but we will see. We also hope that the RMT buys Bob’s Banner as his family have agreed the money will also donated to his charity.
Firstly, to Ed Hall, who made the banner in a very short time to enable us to premier it at the 2019 May Day March in London.
We thank Nicola Hoarau for giving us permission, on behalf of Bob’s family, to change our branch name to the Bob Crow Branch and also to the National Executive and General Secretary for allowing this to happen. Also, for her marvellous efforts to finally get Bob onto the stage at Tolpuddle, something that sadly did not occur during Bob’s life-time.
We thank Bob’s work colleagues, Sean Fahey, Terry ‘the Tamper’ Gipps, Chris Newell, Eddie Norton and Doug Hammersley for their memories of Bob during his working days.
We would like to thank those that have spent time to write such wonderful and heartfelt tributes to Bob to accompany the photographs in this album. Karen Mitchell, Barry West, Mick Cash, Andy Gilchrist, Mick Lynch, John Leach, John Reid, Glen Hart, John Leach, Glenroy Watson, Andy Littlechild, Sean Hoyle, Michelle Rogers, Peter Skelly and Alan Pottage
Our most sincere thanks to Stephen Guy of the Durham Miners, who not only made us welcome, but also organised a special blessing of our Banner, outside Durham Cathedral. A unique tribute that is usually only allowed for Miners’ Banners.
We would like to thank LU Engineering Branch and RMT Members for their love and support in ensuring that Bob’s legacy has endured and continues to thrive. It was symbolic of this that ‘Bob’s Banner on Tour’ was met with such respect and support as we travelled the country in the name of class solidarity and determination to honour the giant of a man that was our Bob.
Our gratitude also, to the staff of the RMT Communication’s Team for their proof reading and formatting of our album, who have helped finish this work that we all worked so hard to create.
Lastly, we would like to thank Bob’s family, for allowing us to share him with them, for an all too brief moment in time.

Bob Crow Anniversary Event – Saturday 8th June 2019

Bob Crow Anniversary Event – Saturday 8th June 2019


Further to Circular No. MF/24/19, 8th March 2019, I am writing to remind you of the commemorative event taking place at Millwall football club on Saturday 8th June 2019 from 7pm to midnight, which will include a buffet and refreshments.


As previously advised, this will be a ticketed event. Members will be allowed to bring partners, but numbers will be limited. Admittance is strictly by ticket only.


While tickets are free, it is necessary for the Union to confirm exact numbers for admittance and catering purposes. On this basis, should you, or any of your Branch members wish to attend, please ensure that you submit the following information to my Private Secretary, Adrian Scott ( / 020 7529 8805):


  • Member’s Name, Branch and Membership No.


Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but members should ensure they will be able to attend before requesting a ticket. The tickets themselves will be issued to Branch secretaries for distribution to your members closer to the time of the event.


To assist with travelling arrangements, coaches from London Bridge to Millwall football club and the return journey will be provided on the day. Further details will be provided in this regard.


Please ensure that all requests for tickets to this event are submitted to my Private Secretary by 17.00 hours on Tuesday 7th May 2019.


Yours sincerely


Mick Cash

Bob Crow – British Heart Foundation

In the next few months, Bob’s family and friends are under taking some sponsored events for charities. Please see the below message from Bob’s partner, Nicky.


I am going to be jumping a small airplane on the Friday 15th February 2019 (sky diving) with my son Anthony, my brother Alan and his son Craig for the British heart foundation in the memory of my late partner Bob Crow

I am absolutely petrified to do this and have been told to just jump out the plane and face my fears…

I don’t know if that’s a good way to look at this or not ….


This special fund will help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation. The BHF is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care and by providing vital information.

Please copy and paste the below link for donations to Bob’s memory.



The Bob Crow Branch

Yesterday, the RMT agreed to change the name of our branch to the ‘Bob Crow Branch’ until the end of 2019.


This is the 5th anniversary of the passing of our late General Secretary and friend, Bob Crow and he is sadly missed by us all. As a mark of respect, we intend to honour his legacy and memory by the change to our name and other events throughout the year.


We are also in the process of having a new branch banner created which we intend to donate to his family.


Should anyone have their own memories of Bob, especially in his early days at LUL in the Veg Gang, please contact me, Paul Jackson, 07810 643 681 or post them on our memorial page below


Bob Crow Memorial Page