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Cook, Raymond Arthur
1899-1972

Methodist local preacher and travel agent, he grew up in Portsmouth and Dover, where he lived for much of his life. Between the wars he was a horticulturalist and in World War II lectured first for the 'Dig for Victory' campaign and then to the Forces on a variety of subjects. He led his first party to Palestine in 1935, followed by tours in Norway. After the War he built up a very successful Christian travel service, which was sold in 1962, though he did not retire until 1967. He wrote an autobiography, Life in Many Parts (1972).

Sources

  • Methodist Recorder,12 & 26 Oct 1972
  • David Samuel, No Silver Spoon: an Autobiography (1993).pp.57-70

Entry written by: JAV
Category: Person

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