Old Sidmothian’s friends bring him back from Portugal

Ralph Eveleigh, 1981, Portugal. Ref shs 1457-36-13AW

Ralph Eveleigh, 1981, Portugal. Ref shs 1457-36-13AW - Credit: Archant

Friends of an old Sidmothian who has suffered a stroke have chipped in to bring him back from Portugal for a holiday.

Ralph Eveleigh left East Devon some 40 years ago to set up a building firm in Portugal after stints running Sidford Central Garage and working in London.

His condition has meant the ‘brilliant engineer’ has been out of work for a few years, but now his cousin Tom Griffiths and friends hope to show him his old haunts.

Ralph, 69, will be visiting Sidmouth for a week’s holiday in a seafront flat from next Saturday (September 14).

Anyone who wants to catch up with him can contact Tom on 07962 303158 or email tom@rockcottage.co.uk.

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