Cook, Raymond Arthur

Methodist local preacher and travel agent, born on 31 August 1898. He grew up in Portsmouth andDover, where he lived for much of his life. Between the wars he was a horticulturalist and in World War II lectured first for the 'Dig for Victory' campaign and then to the Forces on a variety of subjects. He led his first party to Palestine in 1935, followed by tours in Norway. After the War he built up a very successful Christian travel service, which was sold in 1962, though he did not retire until 1967. He wrote an autobiography, Life in Many Parts (1972).

  • Methodist Recorder,12 & 26 Oct 1972
  • David Samuel, No Silver Spoon: an Autobiography (1993).pp.57-70

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