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Post by PanBiker » 27 Mar 2020, 11:16

Yesterday, local man James Wilson : Radio Broadcaster, Voice Over Artist and Local Quiz Master.

Suddenly at home. His wife Judith said that he had not been ill or suspect with the virus but in the current climate herself and her son Chris, who was at home at the time are now subject to a mandatory 14 day lock down. How awful under the circumstance.

Not sure of Jame's age but I think he was in his early 70's
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Post by PanBiker » 30 Mar 2020, 09:14

Edith Sheldrick, Heather's mum (Calluna), quietly at home. RIP Edith
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Edith Sheldrick, Heather's mum (Calluna), quietly at home. RIP Edith
Sad news, Edith was lovely...
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 30 Mar 2020, 14:50

I've just seen the stuff about Caroline Flack in Obits. She lived in our village as a youngster. Less is more with regard to comments.
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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2020, 03:34

So sorry to hear about Edith, a lovely woman and we always had a word when we met. Feeling for you Heather if you are reading this, I'm an orphan as well.....
Julie, dead right, I often think that's true of celebrity deaths.
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Post by Tripps » 02 Apr 2020, 12:10

Eddie Large -the big half of the comedy duo Little and Large has died.
Cause quoted as Covid 19, and having had a heart transplant he must have been in a very high risk group. For me he will always be from Sid and Eddie at the Domino Cub in Grey Mare Lane Manchester in the 1960's. RIP.
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Post by PanBiker » 02 Apr 2020, 12:16

Heart failure will certainly not have helped. My dad was hospitalised with a brain tumour but he officially died of an infection.
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Post by Stanley » 03 Apr 2020, 08:12

See THIS Times obituary for doctor Bill Frankland, the man who invented the pollen count and persuaded the forecasters and papers to publish it.
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Post by Big Kev » 03 Apr 2020, 14:45

Not such a Lovely Day for Bill Withers, a great singer RIP.

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Post by Big Kev » 12 Apr 2020, 10:24

RIP Sir Stirling Moss, after retiring from the public eye in 2018 he passed away today aged 90.
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Post by Stanley » 12 Apr 2020, 11:37

I remember many years ago hearing him talking about driving and he said that above all he admired the long distance wagon drivers because of the way they could hold their concentration for many hours at a time.He said that racing car drivers couldn't do it without stimulation.
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Tim Brooke-Taylor aged 79
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Peter Bonetti (79) England Goalkeeper.
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Post by Stanley » 13 Apr 2020, 02:28

Bit of a rush of deaths?
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Post by Tizer » 20 Apr 2020, 08:57

`Coronavirus: Sir John Houghton dies of suspected Covid-19' LINK
Short article plus this analysis by Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Correspondent...
`John Houghton was a towering figure in the world of climate science. He persuaded many politicians about the gravity of the risk we're taking with his calm, modest, authoritative manner. As a Christian, in later years he took on the prickly challenge of persuading US evangelist preachers that humans really could influence the climate on earth. He introduced me to the climate threat back in the late 1980s, and latterly I visited him in his Welsh home - heavily insulated, warmed by heat pump, with stupendous views over the ever-shifting Dovey estuary. A good man.'

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Post by PanBiker » 24 Apr 2020, 09:12

RIP Stanislaw Bajkowski

27/09/1925 to 24/04/2020

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He always said, I was born a free man I will bloody die a free man the Russian's wont kill me nor the German's

And our Stanley's article on the site.

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PanBiker wrote:
24 Apr 2020, 09:12
RIP Stanislaw Bajkowski

27/09/1925 to 24/04/2020

Posted by family over on FB:

He always said, I was born a free man I will bloody die a free man the Russian's wont kill me nor the German's

And our Stanley's article on the site.

Stanislaw Bajkowski
I just saw that too. I photographed him and his family, a few years back, for his birthday.
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Post by Stanley » 25 Apr 2020, 02:52

I'm sorry to hear that news. He told a wonderful story!

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Now in total contrast -

“Awopbopaloobopalopbamboom!

Little Richard has died aged 87 years.
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Post by Stanley » 10 May 2020, 03:47

Not an enthusiasm of mine but I recognise a great talent.
87? he should have had longer. :biggrin2: (But I would say that wouldn't I...)
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Not an enthusiasm of mine but I recognise a great talent.
87? he should have had longer. :biggrin2: (But I would say that wouldn't I...)
After an early life of wine , women , song and fast living, followed by a (USA style) turn to religion....,oh, hang on....

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Post by Tizer » 13 May 2020, 08:21

`Monty Don reveals golden retriever Nigel has died' LINK
`Gardeners' World expert Monty Don has revealed his golden retriever Nigel has died after being "suddenly taken ill". "To the end he was happy, healthy and his usual calm, lovely self," the presenter wrote on Instagram. "He slipped quietly away with no pain or suffering and is now buried in the garden with lots of tennis balls." Viewers of the BBC Two gardening show have taken to Don's four-legged friend, about whom he wrote a book - Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs - in 2016. Nigel was frequently seen following Don around the garden with the presenter's other dog Nellie. Last year Don revealed on Twitter that Nigel had had surgery to remove some growths from his mouth. Speaking in 2016, Don revealed that Nigel had helped him through "dark periods" of depression. "If you are unwell, physically or mentally, a dog is a huge comfort," he told an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival...'.

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Post by Cathy » 13 May 2020, 10:49

Does he still have Nellie? I hope so.
I know I'm in my own little world, but it's OK... they know me here. :)

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Post by Stanley » 14 May 2020, 02:48

I heard him on R4 yesterday talking about losing Nigel and completely agreed with his opinions about the benefits of looking after animals.
He never mentioned Nellie Cathy.
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