We regret to report the death of Dr Barry Floyd, aged 94, on Tuesday, February 18 at his home in Watchbell Street. Barry Floyd was a distinguished academic, in professorial posts at the universities of Nigeria and the West Indies before being appointed to Durham University. There in the 1970s and 1980s, he lectured in the geography department on regional and agricultural geography of the global south.
Following his retirement, he and his wife Jean came to live in Rye, to live in in the same street where Barry’s parents had bought a house in 1964.
Here in Rye, he pursued his interest in philately, and in 2006 published his book “Captain James Cook the explorer: an historical & philatelic review”, which has been awarded a range of international medals, including gold at the Chicago Philatelic Society in 2007. More recently, he has been working on stamps issued in honour of Charles Darwin.
Barry Floyd kept to the end a lively interest in everything around him. He was always courteous with a gentle sense of humour and will be greatly missed.
We send our condolences to Jean, herself a very active member of the Rye community, and to their family.
Image Credits: Family photo .