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Remembering Bob Miller

Trubute from Richard Miller, Bob's son.
Bob Miller at the Tea Party in 2016
Bob Miller at the Tea Party in 2016

Dear OVA News

It is with sadness that I am writing to you to mark the passing of my father, Bob Miller.

Vesey was such an important part of his life, both whilst at school and as an active member of the OVA. 

He will forgive me if I say he showed greater prowess on the sports fields of the school than in the classroom. He loved his rugby as scrum half, playing for White House, the school first XV and later representing the armed services. 

Joining the Royal Marines after school, he was awarded the King’s Badge as the outstanding recruit in commando training. Later invalided out of the marines after a parachuting accident, he returned to Sutton Coldfield and will probably be well known to many past pupils as the proprietor of Miller School of Motoring. 

Vesey continued to run in his veins; he was involved in the early days at the Veseyan Sports and Social Club on Little Hardwick Road, often found behind the bar, or in the kitchen with Phyllis cooking for social events and fundraising dinners. He was a proud member of the Old Boys association, often sporting his blazer with colours and his OV tie. In his later years he could still be regularly seen “holding forth” at the Shaggy Dogs Tea Party.

He was always an avid reader of the OV magazine keeping them to refer to and offering them to read whenever I went to visit him. So he would be happy, and find it amusing, if he were to appear as a “snippet” of news.

We will be holding a celebration of Bob’s life when time and circumstances allow. 

Thank you and kind regards. 

Richard Miller (1976 - 1982)



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