Guy Hundy, who has died aged 79, was a long standing PSPS member, a trustee of the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust and a regular contributor to Paddle Wheels.
As a boy Guy travelled often on the Medway Queen, often with his Uncle Jesse, as well as Cosens’s paddle steamers Embassy and Monarch from Bournemouth. He joined the PSPS soon after its formation in 1959 as member number 33. He became a trustee of the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust in the early 1970s and was much involved with work on the ship along with other volunteers in that decade. Without their perseverance in the face of so many obstacles KC would not be with us today. He became Company Secretary. When KC eventually got going with full Passenger Certificates he took charge of our souvenirs and remained a much valued colleague and trustee until his death from Parkinson’s on Boxing Day. He was also a regular contributor to Paddle Wheels providing copy for “A Peep into the Past” over several decades.
In his day job Guy Hundy was a Chartered Engineer. He worked in senior management positions within the refrigeration industry both in this country and abroad. He was a past President of the Institute of Refrigeration and had written what has become a standard text book on the subject “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning” which is now running into its fourth edition.
I liked Guy a lot. I always thought of him as a wise head. He made a huge contribution to the cause of paddle steamer preservation. He leaves his wife Liz, two sons and their extended families.