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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

Postby kylecycler » 10 Mar 2019, 5:58pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Gordon Banks just died, he was one of the best goalkeepers, Number One
When a dog got onto the pitch at Filbert Street he caught it!

It's a shame Banksie never lived to see this...

https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/ ... l_is_life/

What a save! :D

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Patrick Sercu.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Apr 2019, 5:58pm

Patrick Sercu just died, he rode with Eddy Merckx and won 88 six day races, more than anyone else
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Peter Mayhew..

Postby 661-Pete » 3 May 2019, 8:36am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48142765

Better known as Chewbacca of course:
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Judith Kerr..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 May 2019, 9:02am

Judith Kerr, German-British illustrator and author just died aged 95, as a modern author she was an entertainer too
When her family escaped the nazis to London she felt as if she was coming home

She was due to appear at the Hay Festival next week

Obituaries of people who lived long are often interesting, 'celebration' might be a good description, especially those who overcame/survived adversity and nastiness
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Aug 2019, 7:08pm

King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn just died at 80
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby Spinners » 23 Aug 2019, 8:23pm

Bryn, why not start a new thread for each? Adding a new reply for each person who has recently passed away would be better, I'm sure no one would mind, especially as the thread topic currently reads "Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn.." not appropriate really.
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby reohn2 » 23 Aug 2019, 11:16pm

There's thousands of good people dying everyday that no one's heard of,some in horrible circumstances.
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Aug 2019, 7:40am

Spinners wrote:Bryn, why not start a new thread for each? Adding a new reply for each person who has recently passed away would be better, I'm sure no one would mind, especially as the thread topic currently reads "Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn.." not appropriate really.

If I started a new thread for each there would be many stubs, short threads with one or two posts only (I did change the title for King R), plusminus?
Maybe I could just call it "Obituaries miscellaneous.."
For me and others King R was quite admirable, but soon he shall be largely forgotten, unlike Thatcher for example
He loved Wales too, of course
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Felice Gimondi

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Aug 2019, 5:43am

Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist just died at 76
Lars Larsen, a Danish businessperson, just died, he got very rich selling bedding, he published his autobiography and sent a copy to every household in the country, the biggest first edition of a book in Danish
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn..

Postby Hobbs1951 » 26 Aug 2019, 8:06am

Cyril Haearn wrote:King Richard Booth of Hay and Bryn melyn just died at 80


Knew Richard back in the day, before HoW became celebrity famous - Penelope Chetwode lived in HoW (died a few years after her very famous husband).

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 Nov 2019, 6:25pm

Gay Byrne, Irish broadcaster, just died, had an import role in societal change
He caused a scandal by asking someone what colour nightie she wore on her wedding night
'I did not wear one at all!', she cried :wink:
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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby merseymouth » 26 Nov 2019, 4:20pm

Hello, the Great Eternal Second has got the headlines to himself?
Raymond Poulidor has gone to join the peleton of giants!
His career coincided with Anquetil, Gimondi & Merckx, always just missing out on the elusive prize, the Yellow Jersey, never wore it for even a single day!
But he was an honest and modest man, a real favourite of the fans. Only saw him race live once, at Eastway in the Glenryk Cup. That day even Merckx had to taste defeat, Dietrich Thureau winning, Sid Barras taking the Cannibal in a sprint.
But the crowd around Pouli for his autograph was as great as that for Eddie.
Raymond is a tough act to follow, a nice man! MM

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby DNC123 » 26 Nov 2019, 4:28pm

Not wishing to rain on your parade...but that is quite old news. Sorry!
However, the photo of Pou Pou and Anquetil duelling up the mountain has got to be one of the best photos taken in any sport at any time.
It was in this morning's Telegraph, who belatedly have picked this up.

Mathieu van der Poel is his grandson, so his genes have been passed down nicely.

P.S. Are you from Liv6rpool?

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby merseymouth » 26 Nov 2019, 5:29pm

Hi CX-3, Course I'm from Liverpool, no typo contained!
Harry Quinn frame builder from Walton organized a coach trip down to Eastway to see the the race, so I took SWMBO.
Knackering but worth it.
I don't read the Weakly cycling press, so have to rely on the DT obits service, slow though it is. Keep an eye out for me :twisted: :twisted: . MM

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Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..

Postby DNC123 » 26 Nov 2019, 5:33pm

Hi Merseymouth. I'm just up the coast from you. Where the wind blows in from the Irish Sea all day every day!

No typo in Liv6rpool. City has been renamed....honest :D