Robert Saunders born on 1 April
founded company, Robert Saunders
Had the motto “tents for mountain, moor and meadow”
incorporates business as Robert Saunders (Chigwell) Limited
established the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM)
received Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild's Golden Boot Award at Camping and Outdoor Leisure Association (COLA) trade show
produced a booklet on lightweight tent design, entitled "Every Pitch Tells a Story"
Guardian newspaper 'Expert Choice' column recommends Spacepacker as number one choice for backpackers, 22 years after it was launched
Robert Saunders interviewed for the BBC4 TV documentary, "Britain Goes Camping"
formally ceased trading in November
15 April, Robert Saunders dies peacefully at home, aged 82