He was 94 years old when he passed away. Gordon Roberts, often known as Gordon the Tramp, was a beloved character.
Many people considered the Bournemouth legend to be one of the most well-known faces in the city, and he had become a massive phenomenon on the internet.
It was in 2007 when students created a Facebook tribute page for him, which quickly acquired thousands of members and took him to the forefront of national headlines.
‘Gordon the Tramp’ memorial book of condolences
He also possessed the unusual ability to tell the time without the need of a watch, which was a skill that propelled him to the status of a legendary figure among students and club addicts alike.
Nevertheless, he was most adored in the vicinity of the sporting clubs, where he could frequently be seen strolling around with his dog while watching either AFC Bournemouth or Poole Pirates.
In spite of the fact that he appeared disheveled and had a big, bushy beard and straggly hair, he was not homeless; rather, he resided in his own house in Charminster.
On the other hand, those who did have the opportunity to interact with him would remember him as the most charming, unkempt, and eccentric man in the entire town.
In the hospital, he passed away on November 19th, a Sunday.
Jay Rachet, who works with Hot Radio, provided the following statement: “He was a treasured member of the Bournemouth community. He did not live on the streets but rather resided in a house in Charminster.”
Despite the fact that he never wore a watch, he was able to tell the time with an incredible degree of precision, earning him the nickname “the timelord.”
It is important that we remember and pay tribute to this extraordinary person.
“The only person I’ve ever met who left me with the impression that they possessed genuine magical powers,” said another.
Another woman chimed in, saying, “He was an incredible man and always so friendly when I spoke to him anywhere in town.”
Another man remarked, “Gordon, be at peace. Will be remembered with affection by a great number of people in the town, particularly those involved with the speedway and cherry scene. Have a restful night.”