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Fond farewell to face of the RSC

Fond farewell to face of the RSC

Fond farewell to face of the RSC

17 April 2020

Tributes have been paid to a hugely popular former manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Graham Sawyer, who died aged 76 on 31st March, was a major…


Tributes paid to former RSC manager

Tributes paid to former RSC manager

Tributes paid to former RSC manager

09 April 2020

Tributes have been paid to Graham Sawyer, a much-loved former manager at the RSC, who died last week. Graham, of St Gregory’s Road, Stratford-upon-Avon,…


Former RSC actor Albert Finney dies after short illness

Former RSC actor Albert Finney dies after short illness

Former RSC actor Albert Finney dies after short illness

08 February 2019

Albert Finney received a best actor Oscar nomination for his role in Tom Jones in 1963 TRIBUTES have been flooding in for Albert Finney, the outstanding…


Top physicist played vital role in country's nuclear fuel programme

Top physicist played vital role in country's nuclear fuel programme

Top physicist played vital role in country's nuclear fuel programme

08 February 2019

ONE of the country’s top nuclear physicists, who was born and raised in Alcester and educated at Alcester Grammar School, has died, aged 88, after a short…


Fond memories of former Stratford mayor

Fond memories of former Stratford mayor

Fond memories of former Stratford mayor

31 August 2018

SHELAGH Sandle, who was a former mayor, town councillor and prominent figure in the community of Stratford, died aged 77 at her home in Burntisland, Scotland…


Tribute to popular tourist guide, historian and hotelier from Stratford

Tribute to popular tourist guide, historian and hotelier from Stratford

Tribute to popular tourist guide, historian and hotelier from Stratford

31 August 2018

STRATFORD’S Mike Pearce, who was a well-known hotelier, sportsman, historian and Blue Badge tourist guide, has died after a short illness. Born on 6th…


Tributes paid to ‘great friend and supporter’

Tributes paid to ‘great friend and supporter’

Tributes paid to ‘great friend and supporter’

21 April 2017

TRIBUTES have been paid to actor and former Stratford resident Tim Pigott-Smith OBE who died suddenly in April 2017, aged 70. Although born in Rugby,…


Former mayor ‘made Shipston special’

Former mayor ‘made Shipston special’

Former mayor ‘made Shipston special’

10 April 2017

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former mayor of Shipston-on-Stour and popular local businessman. Keith Rutter, who served as a town councillor for several…


Former hotel and restaurant owner was popular figure

Former hotel and restaurant owner was popular figure

Former hotel and restaurant owner was popular figure

16 February 2017

THE former owner and manager of the Grosvenor Hotel, the Stratford House Hotel and the old Shepherds Restaurant on Sheep Street, where Café Rouge now…


Oonagh hailed as champion of women’s causes

Oonagh hailed as champion of women’s causes

Oonagh hailed as champion of women’s causes

04 February 2017

A STRATFORD-UPON-AVON woman who was the first woman ever to be appointed director for the British Council of a country has died. Oonagh Michaeliones,…


Tributes follow death of 'inspiring' head teacher

Tributes follow death of 'inspiring' head teacher

Tributes follow death of 'inspiring' head teacher

18 January 2017

JULIA Morris, recently retired Head of Kineton High School, passed away, following a brave battle with cancer, on New Year’s Day after spending Christmas…


Date set for former mayor's funeral

Date set for former mayor's funeral

Date set for former mayor's funeral

11 January 2017

GLOWING tributes from right across the community have been paid following the death of Alcester’s Lennox Cumberbatch. Lennox, aged 76, succumbed to cancer…


Arthur Jenkins: A man entrenched in Alderminster life

Arthur Jenkins: A man entrenched in Alderminster life

Arthur Jenkins: A man entrenched in Alderminster life

12 May 2016

A FORMER chairman of Alderminster Parish Council, who, among other things, also founded the village’s gardening club, has died suddently, aged 82. Arthur…


Marion Cargill: Alcester was always at the centre of former mayor’s life

Marion Cargill: Alcester was always at the centre of former mayor’s life

Marion Cargill: Alcester was always at the centre of former mayor’s life

12 May 2016

MARION Cargill, former mayor of Alcester, has died at the age of 92. Marion was born in Gas House Lane, Alcester, in December 1923. She served with the…


Final voyage for Bancroft Cruisers' skipper

Final voyage for Bancroft Cruisers' skipper

Final voyage for Bancroft Cruisers' skipper

19 April 2016

THE owner of Bancroft Cruisers in Stratford-upon-Avon made one final journey on his beloved trip boat on Monday. John Macartney-Filgate's coffin was transported…


Sketts founder Ted was market leader

Sketts founder Ted was market leader

Sketts founder Ted was market leader

16 April 2016

EDWARD Skett, whose company operated Stratford-upon-Avon’s markets for over 50 years, has died at the age of 84.   He was born in Handsworth, Birmingham,…


'She gave generously and selflessly to the school'

'She gave generously and selflessly to the school'

'She gave generously and selflessly to the school'

08 April 2016

A MUCH-LOVED and respected Stratfordian, Diana Brownhill, died unexpectedly at her home on Easter Sunday. Diana spent all her working life in Stratford-upon-Avon,…


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