Laughton Gomm

THE president of Clevedon Sailing Club, Laughton Gomm, died on August 22 leaving behind his wife, four children and 12 grandchildren.

Laughton, also known as Lud, was a founding cadet member of the club and joined in 1953 with his father Harold.

Laughton was a cadet officer and commodore twice. He helped to keep the club running efficiently and saw it grow into the thriving organisation it is today.

He was a quiet, caring man who inspired children and was involved for many years with the Clevedon scout movement.

Laughton was a keen dinghy sailor, yachtsman and caravanner. He previously worked at Gardiner Haskins and had his own business fitting curtains.


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In his later years he suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died suddenly at Weston General Hospital. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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