Graham Macbeth

The funeral service for Guild vice-president Graham Macbeth, who has died at the age of 88, will take place at Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset BH17 9BQ at 2pm on Friday 11 March.

The service will be followed by tea at Les Bouviers Restaurant, Arrowsmith Road, Canford Magna, Poole, Dorset BH21 3BD. The family would like to know numbers of those attending the tea – please advise the Guild Secretariat direct at

Family flowers only but donations may be made to The Guild of Motoring Writers Benevolent Fund in Graham’s memory.

Graham Macbeth was a Guild member for more than 60 years. He became assistant honorary secretary in 1962, chairman in 1974 and was made a vice-president at the 2008 AGM when he handed over the role of honorary secretary to Chris Adamson.

He was the motoring correspondent for the Brighton Evening Argus from the 1950s to the 1980s, and worked for Practical Motorist magazine in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also press officer, general secretary and then competitions manager of the British Automobile Racing Club and press officer at Brands Hatch between 1967 and 1979.

The Guild extends sincere condolences to Mary and family at this sad time.