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 Bob Crompton - Board Member - Fundraising 

Bob Crompton is a member of the Sunderland Maritime Heritage (SMH) board and is responsible for fundraising. 

He joined SMH when he moved to Sunderland in 2016. 

Bob has been interested in boats since he was a lad. He learnt to sail when he was 8-years-old in his father's dinghy. He later sailed and maintained his father's various sailing cruisers.

He acquired mechanical skills and trained as an Electronics and Electrical Engineer, which equipped him for a 32-year career in aerospace.

Bob retired in 2002 and is currently a part-time lecturer and module tutor for the University of Warwick.

He has also owned a canal narrowboat for 25 years and sailed as assistant engineer on Tall Ships.

He has also undertaken all of the wiring work on Willdora.