Paul Mould – Obituary

Paul Frederick Mould (BGS 1944-50)

Paul Mould died suddenly at home on 22 February 2013 at the age of 79. Paul will be missed by the Old Bostonian Association, Boston Grammar School and the town of Boston as a whole.

Paul had represented Staniland South Ward on Boston Borough Council since 2011. He was a governor of BGS and fulfilled several roles in the Old Bostonian Association. A former President of the Association, at the time of his death, Paul was OBA Secretary, Membership Secretary and was responsible for the “mini-museum” at the school. He had also been a leading member of the recently disbanded Social Committee, and had organised the OBA Annual Dinner, Snooker Tournament and Quiz Night for several years.

Paul had a number of careers during his working life, most recently running his own publishing business: Paul Mould Publishing. This started off with the aim of publishing his own work in the areas of local history and the history of the film industry. His business expanded to take on works by over sixty authors, chiefly from the UK and USA. A recent coup was publishing “We All Fall Down: The True Story of the 9/11 Surfer”, Pasquale Buzelli’s tale of being one of the few survivor’s of the World Trade Center disaster. Paul was hopeful that this would be taken up by a Hollywood director.

Paul’s publishing activities dovetailed well with his long-standing role as a columnist for both The Boston Standard and The Target, writing on the cinema, local history and sport.

Old Boys Football Second Team, 1950-51
(Paul Mould top left)

Born on 25 January 1934, Paul’s education started at Staniland School before gaining a Parry scholarship to Boston Grammar School. He had a brother, Jim, and sister, Audrey.

On leaving school in 1950, Paul became a cub reporter for The Boston Guardian but his journalistic career had to be abandoned when his services were required by his father’s bakery business in High Street.

Paul married his wife, June on Boxing Day 1956. Paul and June went on to manage the shop but business eventually declined as footfall on High Street was reduced. Paul went through a number of other businesses before starting his publishing company in the early days of the 21st century. June died in 2004, aged 69.

Paul had a wide variety of interests, many reflected in his later business ventures. They included sport, in particular football, snooker and billiards, the cinema, and Boston local history. In the last ten years or so, Paul had been diagnosed with diabetes and had treatment for an enlarged prostate gland.

Paul’s funeral was held at 11:30am on Thursday 14th March 2013 at Wrangle parish church; arrangements were made by his brother-in-law, Barry Lawton, and his niece, Rachel Lawton.

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