Tribute to Findon singer Albert Roberts

ALBERT Roberts, a member of the well-known Roberts Brothers harmony group, has died, aged 76.

Loving tributes have been paid to Mr Roberts, of Horsham Road, Findon, who entertained audiences alongside his five brothers in the Roberts Brothers.

Mr Roberts, developed a love for music at a young age when he and his brothers, Leslie, Ron, Derek, Roy and Maurice, were choristers at Christ Church in Worthing.

They went on to great success with their group, featuring on the television shows Top Town in 1957 and Opportunity Knocks in 1976.

They also accompanied Dudley Moore.

Rower

Albert was a renowned oarsman and in his youth, was a member of the Worthing Amateur Boat Club, where he was in the senior four crew and enjoyed success in championships along the coast.

He married his wife Gloria in 1956 and they had two children, Anthony and Sarah.

Mrs Roberts said: "We had an unforgettable life together and were so thrilled to be able to celebrate our golden wedding two years ago."

Anthony and Sarah said: "Dad was always there for us and was always so supportive of everything we did.

"It was a privilege to have him as our father."

Musical

Mr Roberts was also a member of Worthing Musical Comedy Society.

He ran an electrical contracting company for 40 years.

In later life, he owned Angmering News and became a governor at Gaisford High School for Girls, now Worthing High, before retiring.

Mr Roberts enjoyed travelling, but was happiest in Findon, often spending his time walking across the Downs.

His funeral service will be held at All Saints' Church, Findon Valley, at noon on Tuesday, October 28, followed by a family committal at Worthing Crematorium.

Did you know Albert Roberts?

Write your tributes below, or email letters@worthingherald.co.uk

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