We were shocked and saddened to hear that our friend, Jim Twyneham, had passed away yesterday (4th July 2017).
A life-long Sky Blues fan, Jim was the "voice of Highfield Road" as the PA announcer for 20 years until 2006, having been recruited by George Curtis and John Sillett. He did this role on a voluntary basis, bringing pleasure to fans of all ages with an unmistakable vocal quality that was deep and rich, combined with that famously dry wit and a passion for his home town club. As a member of the Sky Blue Trust, Jim's contributions to open meetings were always valuable and demonstrated a sound understanding of the situation surrounding Coventry City and his love for the club.
He also had a great love of music, as a partner in Silk Discoteque, a presenter on local radio and through his involvement with Horizon Studios, recording base of the 2-tone bands. Jim was also fond of a few beers and was very knowledgable about good red wine.
Those of us that knew Jim personally will miss him greatly. While we mourn his loss, we are also remembering all the fun that we had in his company. In connection with football, music, playing cricket, taking part in quizes that he organised, or just chatting about any of those things over a few pints, he has left us many good memories. He was a special part of the community in Coventry and a unique personality.
Most of all, our thoughts are with his family and close friends, especially with Ben and Aimee, his son and daughter.
Rest in peace, mate.
The Jimmy Hill Way Campaign