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Dear Bill... - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Dear Bill...

William, Lord Deedes of Aldington, KBE, MC, DL, PC, 1 June 1913 - 17 August 2007. 


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gillyp From: gillyp Date: August 18th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I spent a wonderful evening with him once, in Havana.

Great guy. very sadly missed.
clanwilliam From: clanwilliam Date: August 18th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, and yet, oh yes.

Dear, darling Bill. The man who made my mother in law incredibly happy to know that someone she thought had died in the early 1970s was still alive.

I never met him myself - but I worked with people who knew him, and even if they didn't agree with him on everything or even most things, respected him and liked him immensely.

Godspeed indeed.
clanwilliam From: clanwilliam Date: August 18th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
And to add - even though it's a long tme now since I was a peripheral colleague of his (note phrasing, which does sum it up), it's a fixed point in my universe that has now gone.

Excuse me, I'm going off to cry now.
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