Posted on Jun 22, 2020
Tonight we welcomed Barry Littlefair as a new member.  Barry and Diane emigrated to New Zealand in November 2019 and they now live in Eastbourne.  They have 2 sons, one married to a Kiwi, with two children, also living in Eastbourne.  The other one is married and lives in Hong Kong.
Barry was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in October 1943. 
He spent 3 years in Bahrain prior to attending Barnard Castle Boarding School in County Durham from 1955-62.  Barry worked at British Nylon Spinners in Gloucester (where met his wife Diane) prior to joining Cable & Wireless in 1964, as a member of the Foreign Service Staff.  He spent the next 36 years in assignments at various locations around the world.  
Barry retired in 2000 and joined the Rotary Club of Basingstoke as a member until 2017.  He served on the following committees:
  • Community and Vocational,
  • Fund Raising, International,
  • Club Administration, and
  • Also as Speaker Secretary & Attendance Officer.
Most of the time he was involved with the International Committee where he ran the Shoebox Collection initiative (for children in the former Yugoslavia and latterly Rwanda) and raising funds for Shelterboxes.