Guild member Michel Hooper-Immins sadly died last week at his home in Weymouth, aged 70.
Michel was born and bred in Weymouth and proud of his Dorset roots. He was involved in many local organisations, including CAMRA, the Society of Dorset Men, the Ancient Order of Foresters, Freemasons, and the Weymouth and Portland Louviers Society.
An accountant by training, Michel wrote and photographed for a number of national, regional and local magazines and newspapers over the years, including the Dorset Echo, where he had a regular column in the early 200s. He was chief judge of the CAMRA Wessex Pub and Club of the Year competition. Michel was also a public governor at Dorset County Hospital and chaired the local NHS patients’ forum, the Weymouth & Portland Health Network.
The Guild sends condolences to Joan, Michel’s wife of 45 years.