By Ian Stephenson, December 2021, from Bulletin 10/2021
The Society was saddened to hear of the death of Bob Armstrong.
Bob was Glebe Society senior vice-president in 1981 and 1982, vice-president in 2004 and president in 2005-2006. He was active in the campaign over 40 years ago to create Blackwattle Bay Park. This industrial site had been acquired for home unit development. Community action resulted in the developer setting aside foreshore land for a park and Bellevue, the historic house on the site, being restored. Fittingly, he was President when the Foreshore Walk was officially opened in November 2006.
Bob has gone but his work endures, so spare a thought for him next time you walk by Blackwattle Bay.
To his partner Susie Cleary, also a great contributor to Glebe, we express our sympathy.