Ivan Pridham 1931-2017

South-West Trials enthusiast, Mike Naish has prepared a tribute to Ivan Pridham:

72 knill Trial 3rd 250 Bulto

Ivan Alfred James Pridham 1931-2017

It is with much sadness we report the death of Ivan Pridham, he was 86 years young.

Ivan was a long standing stalwart of the South West Centre, a man who has had much success in Trials both locally and nationally, many before some readers were born. He was a rider who has represented his city in International sport and supported a handicap children’s charitable trust. He has carried on in his chosen sport for most of his life with humour, enthusiasm and good nature and who was a popular rider to boot.

Born at Latchley near Gunnislake in Cornwall, he moved to Plymouth when he was fifteen years of age. He did his National Service in the Royal Engineers when he was twenty-one, so that he could finish his apprenticeship with a small lift company which later in life he bought and made it into a business.

Ivan suffered latterly with a bad back that needed surgery after falling down a lift shaft and the operation did curtail some of his riding but he bore the pain stoically,  at least to the outside.

Our thoughts are with his wife Pat, daughter Wendy and family at this time.

Ivan’s funeral will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton, PL7 1QW on Wednesday 20th December at 1-45 pm.
St. Mary’s Church can be found by taking the road from the Marsh Mills junction towards Plympton (the old A38), the church is situated just off the roundabout.

2 thoughts on “Ivan Pridham 1931-2017”

  1. Ladies and Gentlemem, should your any of your contacts wish to say a final goodbye to our old friend, Ivan’s funeral will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton, PL7 1QW on Wednesday 20th December at 1-45 pm.
    St. Mary’s Church can be found by taking the road from the Marsh Mills junction towards Plympton (the old A38), the church is situated just off the roundabout.

  2. So sad to read about Ivan passing away. I joined the Devonport and District MCC back in the 70’s as a novice trials rider and Ivan was always helpful and kind to us beginners. Luckily I have met up with Ivan a couple of times this year at Jennycliff café – and I was allowed to sit in Pete Thompsons’ seat’ Lovely memories !!!!!
    Goodbye old friend and best wishes to Pat, Wendy and family.
    Sadly, I cannot make the funeral but my thoughts are with you all.
    Peter Warrick (on wife’s facebook account).

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