In Loving Memory of

Eric Todd

Eric Todd

Eric Todd  passed away on 28th November aged 87 .  The Harlow Table Tennis League has been around for 64 years and Eric played a prominent role for more than 50 of those years. He was BATTS chairman for more than 20 years. He’ll be fondly remembered for his energy and enthusiasm and the way he inspired others . He couldn’t be a bystander and gave his time freely so others could enjoy. 

Book Owner: Neil Brierley
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John Barnes

First met an enthusiastic Eric when I turned up at the previous BATTS club some 22 years ago. Before long he had me playing for BATTS and the Harlow Table Tennis League and taking me on as League Secretary. Up until recently he had worked on the League Committee for fifty years, as Chairman …

Neil Brierley

Fran Woolgar

Eric Todd was always larger than life figuratively speaking & his j0y of achieving & watching his children & grandchildren achieve was always high on the list of the things that gave him the most joy.    It is always hard to lose someone but Eric will leave a gaping hole in a lot …

Fran Woolgar

Alan Morley

I first met Eric when I was 16. We had just started the St Mary Magdalene church table tennis club and we’re keen to get a team into the Harlow TT League. Eric came to visit the club and gave us the advice and support to enable the club to enter a team. In …

Neil Brierley

June and David Wright

Eric was a shining example of a man who dedicated his life to his family and hobbies. Table Tennis filled his life with many friends and he was respected by everyone.          The Harlow Table Tennis league and BATTS will miss him greatly and he will never be forgotten by his …

Neil Brierley

Neil Brierley

Eric, your giant footsteps made a path for the sport we love and  breathed life into table tennis in Harlow for more than 50 years. Some of us followed behind but it’s your inspired and dedicated service as a pioneer that will never be forgotten.  You did all this, not only with passion,  but …

Neil Brierley

Graham Bassett

Eric Thank you for being a friend and kind person – especially during my years in Harlow and the numerous table tennis seasons we enjoyed playing together and against each other. You would often pick me up and drop me off, often with a cup of tea at your home. You were sefless and …

Graham