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Just to add that january and February has been a very sad time for the Media world and my list at the last Television and Radiuo Industry Club meeting included the following:

Terry Wogan
Limerick, Skibereen, Bank of Ireland before RTE
Last show 29th November

Alan Rickman
Harry Potter, Die Hard, Love Actually
Aged 69 14 Jan

Dale Griffin
Drummer with Mott The Hoople
Aged 64 17 Jan Alzheimers

Glen Frey
Eagles
Aged 67 following surgery!
2 members of Jefferson Airplane both 70

Sheila Sim better known as Lady A
Day Attenborough… Dickie Edinburgh
A Canterbury Tale..final years at Denville Hall – actors home London
Retired in the 1950’s
Jan 19th 94

George Weidenfeld
Publisher philanthropist columnist began his career with the BBC’s monitoring service in Caversham. Then went on to work for BBC proper
Buried on the Mount of Olives 20 Jan 96

Gerald Williams (known as Gerry)
Became a sports commentator and Cliff Morgan who asked him to be a tennis commentator became the voice of tennis with Dan Maskell
Jan 21 86

Jack Bannister
Cricket Commentator BBC and Latterly TalkSport ( watching the game on TV)Born Wolverhampton and played cricket for Warwickshire 1000 wickets over 19 years worked until 1999
Jan 22 85

Frank Finlay
Butcher in Lancashire
Started in Rep and went to RADA – numerous stage appearances. TV Casanova, Musketeers, Bouquet of Barbed Wire.
30 th January aged 89

Clark Gable
Birthday would have been 115 today
D.1960 aged 59

1953 today the biggest news story
Massive floods in the UK – death toll was enormous including 130 on the Princess Victoria Ferry 130 died in all 307 people died 24,000 homes flooded. 30,000 people homeless 50,000 animals killed. The entire population of Canvey island had to leave 13,000 evacuated to the mainland

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