Book Of Remembrances

Martin Juhe - Welwyn 41 Club


The funeral of Martin Juhe was held on 30th November, 2021 at Harwood Park. It was a lovely service attended by friends, relatives and members of Welwyn 41 Club. Martin's sister Tricia read a poem and his niece Charlotte delivered the eulogy.

Martin's childhood was short lived as his father died when he was 11 years old. Martin's mother had to work part time so he had to help with maintaining a large garden and household chores for which he earned pocket money. He started a paper round in Welwyn and on one of his rounds he met a family who became lifelong friends but became his first employer when he moved to London. While at St Mary's Primary in Welwyn he joined a radio club and this became a lifelong interest which made friends for him at home and abroad.

After leaving Monks Walk School, he went to Ware College to study graphic art and design. He left home at 18 for the bright lights of Bayswater. He worked in various advertising agencies, as a print buyer. It was on a visit to Welwyn that he went with a friend to a Young Farmer's Club Ball where he met Julia. They continued to see each other but it was not easy as neither of them could drive! Their and friendship developed they were married in 1975.

After a while they moved to Knebworth. Shortly afterwards Martin Welwyn joined Round Table and thereafter enjoyed many years of fun and friendship. He was a great enthusiast for fancy dress parties, tug of wars in Welwyn and Huntingdon Regatta and the Old Folks parties where, of course, he ran the bar. He kept fit by playing badminton, a game at which he excelled. He was an excellent cook. He loved to travel with Julia in Turkey, the Greek Islands and the Caribbean. Martin regularly travelled to Spain to help renovate his friend Peter's house. He also visited Malcolm, a fellow radio enthusiast.

In later years Martin and Julia often spent time at the Wentworth Hotel in Aldborough and Blakeney in Norfolk. Family was very important to Martin. He loved being an uncle to Ben and Charlotte. When his five great nephews were born, he was always making them laugh and being silly. He doted on his border terrier Bella. Martin will be remembered as a true gentleman with a heart of gold. He was warm welcoming and caring but at the same time he had a mischievous sense of humour and a quick wit. He will be greatly missed.