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Former head served 35 years with Rotary Club

FORMER head of Stratford High School, Peter Alun-Jones, died this week, aged 86. Mr Alun-Jones became head of Stratford High School (now known as Stratford School) in 1975, a post he held for 14 years. He was also a member of Stratford Rotary Club for nearly 35 years, and was a past president.…

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‘An inspiration to us all’

FORMER Stratford GP, Dr Cameron Lockie, has died after a long illness. His family said he passed away peacefully on Saturday,24th January, at the Royal British Legion Galanos House Nursing Home, in Southam. He was 76 and only last month celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage to wife Rosemary.…

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The father of Stratford Boat Club

MEMBERS of Stratford Boat Club have been mourning their own loss. Felix Badcock, president and coach at the club, died peacefully at home on Saturday, 10th January after a few months of illness. He was 80 years old.…

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Popular GP and Shipston Rugby Club president

THE widow of a popular Shipston GP of 36 years has led the tributes following his death. Sue Williams told the Herald her husband Dr Graham Williams was a “such a lovely man, people just loved him”.…

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Tributes paid to former councillor

BOB WHITE, a former Liberal Democrat town and district councilllor for Shipston, has died at the age of 81.…

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Richard Pasco – A Shakespearian great

RICHARD PASCO, the distinguished Shakespearean actor whose career spanned theatre, films and television, has died at his home near Stratford at the age of 88 on November 12. He and his wife, the actress Barbara Leigh-Hunt, were both heavily committed to the cultural life of Stratford.…

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Tony Brooker – ‘One of Stratford’s leading entrepreneurial figures’

TONY BROOKER, businessman and former chairman of Stratford Town Management Partnership, has died aged 77 on the Caribbean island of Antigua. One of Stratford district’s leading entrepreneurial figures during his business career, Mr Brooker was passionate about the town.…

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David Biddle – KES pupil and teacher

THE life and work of David Biddle was celebrated by his family, friends, students and staff at King Edward VI School where he was a member of staff between 1992 and 2014 and also a former student between 1949 and 1957. David Biddle died in July, aged 76, after battling a brain tumour. He was a much loved member and a huge part of the KES – and Stratford – community.…

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Gary Davies – F1 mechanic

GARY Davies, a well-known former Formula 1 and Le Mans-winning mechanic from Stratford died on 16th September, aged 63. Mr Davies, who died of pneumonia, enjoyed a lifetime of success in motor racing and was a top racing mechanic in Formula 1 in the 1970s and later with Jaguar.…

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RSC leads tributes to Sir Donald Sinden who has died, aged 90

SIR DONALD SINDEN, one of the towering figures of theatre, film and television in the post-war years – and a passionate champion of Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon – has died at the age of 90. He had been suffering from prostate cancer and died at his home in Kent. His family described his death as “a huge loss”.  …

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