ROYAL Wootton Bassett United Reformed Church was filled on October 18, for the funeral of Bob Adams, 93, who was described, in many tributes as "so special to all of us."

Bob, who grew up on his father's farm at Bushton, farmed on his own account at Dauntsey before changing career to work at Garrards and Plesseys in Swindon. He completed his working life at a garden centre at Stratton.

Bob and his wife, the late June, made their home in Wootton Bassett, first in the former Congregational manse on Swindon road, and later at Shakespeare Road and Chaucer Close. Finally, as Bob's health declined, he moved into Ridgeway House.

Bob, June, and their son Nigel were keen members of the Wood Street church. Bob served locally, including a period as church secretary, and he was a URC representative on the town community magazine committee for some years. He also supported the local operatic society, WBLOS, from its inception in 1977. Football was another interest, and Bob was a keen supporter of Swindon Town.

Warm tributes to Bob were contributed by his friend Ian, grandsons Nick and Terry and the minister the Rev Sarah Simpson. Brian Taylor gave a piano rendition of The Last Waltz, as a tribute from WBLOS. Hymns included How Great Thou Art, What a Friend we have in Jesus, and Amazing Grace.

Following committal at the town cemetery, more reminiscences were shared at a lunch in the Wood Street hall, where Bob's long, active life was celebrated.

Memorial donations were for the United Reformed Church, via Johnson & Daltrey.