Tribute to family man and Arsenal fan who died in fatal crash

PUBLISHED: 16:29 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:29 22 October 2013

Adam Brogden

Adam Brogden


The family of a man who was tragically killed following a collision near Lemsford on have paid tribute to him.

Adam Brogden, 38, from Lemsford died when his Renault Clio was involved in a collision with three other vehicles travelling in the opposite direction on the B653 shortly before 10 pm on October 14.

Mr Brogden leaves behind his Dad Bill, Mum Maria, brother Jason, partner Lydia, who he met 13 years ago, and young son Benjamin and many friends.

In a tribute to him, they said: “We are still reeling in shock by what has happened and are so grateful for all of the kindness and help that people have offered us since this tragedy.

“Adam was a popular and loving man - he had no idea how popular he was and how loved he was by so many people.

“We are all in shock.

“He was born and grew up in north London. As a teenager he played football for Barnet Youth Football Club and was an avid Arsenal fan.

“He regularly contributed to writing articles about Arsenal [a tribute to him can be viewed on the link at the top right of this page].

He was also in the RAF cadets with Jason which they both thoroughly enjoyed.

“Adam trained as a plumber but more recently qualified as a heating engineer and gave so much to whatever job he was undertaking.

“He also loved astronomy and his favourite television channels were National Geographic and the History Channel.

“He was also really interested in Stargate, Game of Thrones and also really enjoyed listening to music, especially drum ‘n’ bass but he was often made to listen through headphones as the rest of us were not fans!

He also enjoyed mixing music using decks.

“Adam also enjoyed going on holidays and has visited Italy and Greece.

“He had just returned from holiday in Slovakia – a place he enjoyed visiting with Lydia and Benjamin.

“He felt very at home there.

“We had been planning on going to the Norfolk Broads next year – it will not be the same without him.

“Life will never be the same again.

“We will miss Adam terribly but we shall never forget him.”

Adam Brogden’s funeral will be on October 30 at 10.40am at West Herts Crematorium, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times