Midlands Carriagedriving bids Bob and Ruth farewell
11 August 2019


by Wendy Nix - Kingswood Associates


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Members of Midlands Carriagedriving (MC) bid a fond farewell to two of the club’s long-standing supporters, Ruth and Bob Auton, at Onley Grounds on Saturday 3 August.

MC President George Spencer presented the couple with a ceramic black Clydesdale – the nearest available in the new Beswick range to their beloved Friesian breed!

MC President George Spencer (L) with Ruth and Bob Auton. Photo by Kingswood Associates.

Ruth is taking up a new post in Northumberland this month, resulting in moving their home from Warwickshire.

She and husband Bob, who has resigned from his job with agricultural machine manufacturer John Deere to make the move, have been active members of the club for many years; Bob having also served on the MC Board.

The Autons have organised the two-day event at Onley and its predecessor, Offchurch Bury, for some time, building Onley up to its current Regional status, which enjoyed its highest ever number of competitors for their last event.

Ruth and Bob have both competed, as has their teenage daughter, Rhea. In addition, they have taken on various roles including Bob acting as Safety Officer and course builder while Ruth has provided stewards and judges lunches.

Everyone at Midlands wishes the pair well and looks forward to seeing them again as they have promised to keep in touch.


Photo by Wendy Nix / Kingswood Associates.