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  1. Octopus of Odstock

    The Chequered Flag

    Well, I get told a lot of info which is why a lot of suggestions about 17 months ago are now deceased. The only problem is QOs for them.
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    Last of the Summer Wine

    I think it's worth mentioning to add to the list that Roy Clarke, the show's writer, is still alive, aged 91.
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    US Ensemble Dramas/HBO Box Set Shows

    Same here about QL. I was thinking that I don't specifically remember this guy until I read that he was LHO. That was a fantastic episode.
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    Time Added

    Probably won't get a QO but you never know these days; Scott Walters, ex Colchester United player, has Huntington's Disease https://www.mynewsmag.co.uk/charity-match-berkhamsted-fc-to-host-match-in-aid-of-former-player-living-with-huntingtons-disease/?fbclid=IwAR0hXzn7Mx2tZI_RxXhtAlJE1yhdlfdycqY6OnJGh7EwcWu5uarkSYas5Gw
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    The Chequered Flag

    At the moment, I can't devote too much time to this but in brief: Vaccarella now in very poor health. John Rhodes has only recently become quite frail Julian Bailey as per above post Paul Owens ex Chevron has dementia Parnelli Jones very frail John Wickham has motor neurone disease
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    Professional Cyclists

    Peter Procter, former British National Road Race Champion, was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few years back. He is still active but might be one to be aware of - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Procter
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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    If true, this is not only very sad news, but also quite shocking that the media have ignored this. She was a pretty big name for RKO at the time and was showcased to star amongst many a famous name; Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart and Dean Martin. I suppose the fact she retired so young is why she's been forgotten about somewhat.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Cheers. That means Gordon Revel is likely to be mentioned by the club accordingly when he passes
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    Rumours

    Just link the GRO link to his page, it should stick.
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Finally, Ray Ratcliffe: itle MR Geo direction North West First name(s) Raymond Postcode area WA Last name Ratcliffe Postcode district WA9 Sex Male Postcode sector WA9 1 Age 91 County Lancashire Birth year 1929 Country England Birth date 03 Nov 1929 Record set England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020 Death year 2020 Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Death date 08 Apr 2020 Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Residence Saint Helens Collections from England, Great Britain, Wales Area
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Albert Capstick: Title MR Geo direction Yorkshire & Humberside First name(s) Albert Lewin Postcode area WF Last name Capstick Postcode district WF9 Sex Male Postcode sector WF9 3 Age 92 County Yorkshire Birth year 1928 Country England Birth date 02 Jan 1928 Record set England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020 Death year 2020 Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Death date 05 May 2020 Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Residence Pontefract Collections from England, Great Britain, Wales Area -
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Terry Regan: itle MR Geo direction Yorkshire & Humberside First name(s) Terence Postcode area LS Last name Regan Postcode district LS29 Sex Male Postcode sector LS29 8 Age 0 County Yorkshire Birth year 1926 Country England Birth date 26 Jun 1926 Record set England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020 Death year 2020 Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Death date 23 Oct 2020 Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Residence Ilkley Collections from
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    Oldest Living football league players

    Okay, the GRO records aren't up, but there's 2020 deaths on findmypast.co.uk It's not complete by any means as I know there are 2020 deaths not on there, but it's a start. I'll post as I go along. And I've found that one of the most queried "Is he still alive?" is... well, not. Sam Parker - First name(s) Samuel Postcode area L Last name Parker Postcode district L6 Sex Male Postcode sector L6 0 Age 0 County Lancashire Birth year 1924 Country England Birth date 05 Apr 1924 Record set England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020 Death year 2020 Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Death date 06 Aug 2020 Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Residence Liverpool
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    The Chequered Flag

    I actually knew Gerry had died a few hours after his passing. But I held off posting it before anyone else as deference to the family. 19 year very painful and prolonged prostate cancer battle. Poor chap. Now, here's one of OoO's random but possible brilliant suggestions - Francois Hesnault - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/François_Hesnault - just 64, still in charge of the family business. Should be fine, no? Well, his brother has just died. So what, I hear you say? Until you read the obituary - http://www.autonewsinfo.com/2021/08/26/deces-de-philippe-hesnault-369483.html - Francois has lost both brothers due to a genetic disease this year. No idea what the genetic disease is, but.. hey Also, a more confirmed case to keep an eye on is Julian Bailey. Looks much much older than his 59 years https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/september-2021/127/family-fortunes-julian-bailey-and-his-pioneering-motor-sport-family (looks more like late 70's). Heavy drinker, heavy smoker. Suffered a stroke a few months back - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Bailey
  15. I think I've found a way to check the 2020 deaths. If you're a member of Findmypast they have a link to England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020.

    I am, so I'm going to have a look tonight. 

     

    Want me to check anybody? If you're not on there already, it's worth it.

     

    Cheers

    OoO

    1. Ulitzer95

      Ulitzer95

      Oh wow! Interesting. I’m not on there but I’ll sign up next week and have a look. There’s a few names I want to check out. Cheers for the heads up OoO! 

    2. Octopus of Odstock

      Octopus of Odstock

      No worries. It's not the full GRO and its not complete but as you can see it's worth trying until GRO appears. I think that the index will get updated quicker than GRO will in future.

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