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messageThe Chapel of Rest
Posted by rendelharris May 15, 06:46PM

As the original thread got lost in the cyberattack, I hope it's OK to start a new one: Tom Wolfe. The Electric Koolaid Acid Test was a fascinating look at the end of the sixties from one who was there, and I think Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full deserve to be regarded as two of the great American novels of the turn of the millennium - a US Dickens, no less.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 15, 06:47pm by rendelharris.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by hammerman May 17, 10:16PM

Ramon (Ray) Wilson, member of the 1966 World Cup winning England team, who sadly died on Tuesday whilst suffering from Alzheimers Disease, aged 83.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Quia Differt May 18, 03:44AM

hammerman Wrote:
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> Ramon (Ray) Wilson, member of the 1966 World Cup
> winning England team, who sadly died on Tuesday
> whilst suffering from Alzheimers Disease, aged 83.

Did not realise that. Amazed no-one has already mentioned this World Cup winning English hero's demise before now....

Sadly, Martin Peters,Nobby Stiles and Jimmy Greaves are 3 members of that squad who are all suffering with this too....

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Quia Differt May 18, 09:34AM

Quia Differt Wrote:
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> hammerman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ramon (Ray) Wilson, member of the 1966 World
> Cup
> > winning England team, who sadly died on Tuesday
> > whilst suffering from Alzheimers Disease, aged
> 83.
>
> Did not realise that. Amazed no-one has already
> mentioned this World Cup winning English hero's
> demise before now....
>
> Sadly, Martin Peters,Nobby Stiles and Jimmy
> Greaves are 3 members of that squad who are all
> suffering with this too....
Actually Jimmy had a stroke and re-married the Lady who he, originally, married in 1958 !

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by SpringTime May 23, 06:51AM

Philip Roth has bought the farm. Sad but I shall still keep reading!

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Charles Martel May 27, 10:17PM

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean who was the 4th man to walk on the moon, commanded the second SkyLab mission and became a renowned artist, has died at 86.
[www.space.com]

I had the pleasure of meeting Alan Bean at an inspiring lecture he gave in the UK in 2013 where he talked about his missions and illustrated his account with his paintings.
[www.youtube.com]

From the distance of half a century the Apollo program can seem like a remote historical event. Hearing the human stories of this great series of achievements firsthand from people who were part of the team that made it happen brings it closer and links us to it.

RIP Alan Bean.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by hammerman May 28, 12:01AM

Sad to hear and what a lot he achieved in his lifetime.

I was only 6 in 1969 and my primary school teacher had two kittens that she wanted to find a home for. They were brothers and were named Apollo and Splashdown after the events of the space journey. My Mum took on Splashdown and what a lovely cat he was. I can still see him sprawled out in the sunshine!

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by val June 07, 07:35PM

RIP Peter Stringfellow

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by FightingFit June 08, 12:52PM

Anthony Bourdain

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by diable rouge June 15, 01:18PM

Leslie Grantham aka Dirty Den... [www.bbc.co.uk]

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by teddyboy23 June 22, 06:42PM

John the owner of chener books LL

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by rendelharris June 22, 07:46PM

teddyboy23 Wrote:
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> John the owner of chener books LL

Oh, very sorry to hear that - only knew him as a customer but he made Chener everything a proper bookshop should be, instead of a coffee and souvenir stand with a few books attached. RIP.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by dbboy June 22, 09:59PM

Oh how sad to hear this news, especially in the 40th year of business and he was due to retire this year. We have lost part of the local community and a poster here on EDF.

I hope details of the funeral will be made available so those who which to pay their respects maybe able to.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by alice June 22, 10:58PM

Sad news

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by KidKruger June 22, 11:30PM

Dad news indeed, which poster was he pls ?

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by civilservant June 23, 12:01AM

oh no, he will be missed
RIP John aka EDhistory

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Robert Poste's Child June 23, 12:13AM

Very sad news. I always enjoyed his posts and learned a lot from them.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by SpringTime June 23, 03:31PM

Vinnie Paul, ace drummer.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by diable rouge July 02, 10:46AM

Alan Longmuir - Bay City Roller... [www.bbc.co.uk]

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher July 02, 12:07PM

Nooooooo.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by flocker spotter July 02, 12:31PM

whereas sex case Derek is alive and well

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by holloway July 02, 12:43PM

Can't believe I've just read that John Kennedy from Chener books has died. Really devastated, he was a great guy. Thoroughly enjoyed talking to him when I popped in. Will be very sadly missed.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by ontheedge July 03, 10:58PM

That is sad so soon after his retirement

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by lavender27 July 12, 05:38PM

Craig Turner. RIP

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by diable rouge August 05, 09:49AM

Barry Chuckle... [www.bbc.co.uk]

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by civilservant August 11, 11:52PM

V S Naipaul [en.wikipedia.org]

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by PeckhamRose August 12, 09:56AM

I was away for a while I am so sad to hear about John at Chener Books. He was SO knowledgeable and posted a lot on here about local history. He was lovely and funny and friendly and sometimes even gave me free old maps! That's so sad. I would have loved to have attended his funeral if I had been here.

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Humanist Funeral Celebrant

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by Sue August 13, 05:02PM

PeckhamRose Wrote:
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> I was away for a while I am so sad to hear about
> John at Chener Books. He was SO knowledgeable and
> posted a lot on here about local history. He was
> lovely and funny and friendly and sometimes even
> gave me free old maps! That's so sad. I would
> have loved to have attended his funeral if I had
> been here.


His funeral was private, I believe. I understand that the family didn't want John's sad death generally known until after the funeral had taken place.

There was talk of a memorial service of some kind, but I don't know whether that is still planned.

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by FightingFit August 16, 04:45PM

Aretha Franklin

messageRe: The Chapel of Rest
Posted by camberwell70 August 16, 08:29PM


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