I can’t think of any image more appropriate than the Old Iron Bridge at Shelford to bring back memories of Peter Alsop. Ss Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church at Ashby [Mercer Street, Geelong] would be up there and there were so many other buildings and structures with which Peter was involved but as an engineer bridge’s were hard to beat.
I say “bring back memories” because sadly Peter died 6 September 2014. He was buried with his parents at a private funeral last week. Our thoughts are with Peter’s close friends and respect his wish for privacy.
It is important however that all those researchers over the years who admired and benefitted from Peter’s knowledge are aware of this sad loss to our Geelong community.
Peter treasured his privacy even more after the death of his close friend, Ian Wynd, in 2003. We have been so fortunate over the years with some major contributors to our history – Ian, Peter, Bill Morrow, Philip Brown, Ruth Hill, and Bill Smith – we’ve been spoilt and we miss them all.