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Post by Stanley » 02 Oct 2018, 03:04

Charles Aznavour is dead. A good age! (LINK)
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Post by Stanley » 07 Oct 2018, 07:11

See THIS BBC report of the death of Ray Galton at the ege of 88 years. Steptoe and Sons and Hancock's Half hour spring to mind. Was he part of a golden age of radio comedy writing? Over the years his creations gave many people a lot of pressure.
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Post by Tizer » 19 Oct 2018, 11:15

Captain Michael Howard who was in the secret British Army T-Force at the end of WW2 died recently. His story is interesting but I haven't been able to find an online obituary that I could link to - there are ones in the Telegraph and Times but you need to subscribe to read them. But I did find some information about him on this November 2010 web page: LINK

One thing that article doesn't mention is how shortly after the war ended Howard was told to visit a site in Germany and arrange collection of uranium ore and have it brought to the UK so it couldn't get into Russian hands (or anyone else's hands). He arrived to find a large quantity estimated to be about 11 tons. He managed to get it back to Britain but then the security people came down on him and asked `Where is the rest of it?'. They'd had it weighed and found only 5 tons. Howard been told 11 which was only an estimate but he had a hard time convincing them of his story!

In another story he went to collect military equipment but the Russians arrived at the same time. He threw a party and got the Russians drunk then Howard and his men drove off with all the equipment!

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Post by Stanley » 20 Oct 2018, 03:03

Got news this morning that my boyhood friend Bill Rae died yesterday. His grand daughter Rachel sought me out and contacted me via the site. Modern communications can come in handy at times!
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Post by Big Kev » 12 Nov 2018, 19:42

Stan Lee, Marvel Comic's real life superhero has died. 95 isn't a bad innings though.
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Post by Stanley » 13 Nov 2018, 03:14

I had never heard of him but his creations are still earning mega-bucks!
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Post by Stanley » 01 Dec 2018, 05:15

George Herbert Walker Bush has died aged 94. (LINK)
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Post by Big Kev » 06 Dec 2018, 21:29

Pete Shelley, front man for the Buzzcocks. 63 is no age...
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Post by Stanley » 07 Dec 2018, 03:01

I heard the report Kev and thought the same thing.......
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Post by Stanley » 23 Dec 2018, 05:10

Reports that Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77. See THIS Guardian obituary.
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Post by Tizer » 24 Dec 2018, 10:16

A lady who worked with Paddy Ashdown in Bosnia said this morning `He left Bosnia in 2006, but Bosnian never left him'. At least he was honest and forthright and knew more about real life than many of our MPs.

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Post by Stanley » 30 Dec 2018, 07:03

June Whitfield aged 93. See THIS BBC obituary.
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Post by Cathy » 30 Dec 2018, 08:11

June Whitfield was made a Dame last year.
Over 6 decades of working on radio and screen.
She worked with some of the best of British.
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Post by Stanley » 31 Dec 2018, 04:22

Does anyone remember her as 'Ef' playing to her Ron?
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Post by Sue » 12 Jan 2019, 08:27

The lovely Dianne Oxbury, of BBC North West died suddenly in Christies on Thursday aged just 51. She was the best weather forecaster I know, accurate and well presented. Being local to North West you may not know her but over here everyone is shocked. A good journalist, meteorologist and lovel person by all accounts

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Post by PanBiker » 12 Jan 2019, 09:41

Indeed Sue, the whole of the regional program last night was dedicated to her. It must have been a very aggressive form of the disease, she looked fine in November when she was doing the children in need walk with Pudsey. Very sad, she leaves a hubby and two kids.
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Post by Stanley » 13 Jan 2019, 04:59

I was surprised also, as you say Ian, it must have been very aggressive.....
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Post by Stanley » 01 Feb 2019, 13:11

Jeremy Hardy has died. (LINK)
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Post by Cathy » 01 Feb 2019, 18:05

Clive Swift. British Actor. "Mr Bouquet".
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Post by Stanley » 02 Feb 2019, 04:12

I missed that one Cathy. I always liked his work......
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Post by Tizer » 02 Feb 2019, 12:10

It's a shame Jeremy Hardy had to leave us so early in his life. He was very good at challenging fixed views and raising social issues...and he made me laugh as well. :smile:

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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 02 Feb 2019, 18:44

We took newly made friends to see Jeremy Hardy, I guess we should have checked their politics beforehand. Jeremy was funny, as were their faces! Ah well, don't take anything for granted.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Feb 2019, 03:16

They added a section of him on to the end of the News Quiz yesterday......
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Post by Nolic » 08 Feb 2019, 16:38

Albert Finney has died aged. Liked him as an "angry young man" and as Churchill in the Gathering Storm. RIP sir. Nolic
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