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Cornelius Waugh

 

 

In September 2009 we were all greatly saddened to hear of the death of Cornie Waugh at age 71. At the AGM in January 2010, a tribute was paid to him by good friend and committee member, Bill Cairns.

Cornie had the independent qualities of a real Leither; he believed in the traditions of our town whilst looking forward to the changes that time brought. He was perhaps best remembered for his clash with Robert Maxwell at the time of the Commonwealth Games in 1986, when Cornie, as the vice-chairman of the Games Committee, accused him of posing as the saviour of the games whilst only seeking personal publicity.

He was a tireless servant of Leith cricket club and it was through that connection that he became involved with our society.
At the AGM, the members stood for a minute's silence in his memory and we presented a plaque of the rules of golf to the cricket club in his memory.

"When will we see your like again"

An article appeared in issue 5 of our Society Newsletter