Saturday, 31 December 2016

Britain in 2016 was no longer a country for and said "Goodbye" to 36 remarkable old men who told it something about itself and had lived for a total of almost 3000 years

   


 6 January 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to the Grandfather of stunt kite makers, Peter Powell


Thursday 19 January 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Goodbye" to an old SAS veteran and mountaineer turned charity worker called John 'Brummie' Stokes


Monday 25 January 2016





Sunday 7 February 2016
Britain is no longer a country for and says "Goodbye" to a scarce 'old' Member of Parliament for Sheffield and ex-coalminer, Harry Harpham 


Wednesday 24 February 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to an old cinematographer called Douglas Slocombe

Friday 26 February 2016


Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell to its oldest and greatest test pilot, Captain Eric Winkle
http://britainisnocountryforoldmen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/britain-is-no-longer-country-for-and_55.html


Lynette Burgess ‏tweeted : 'Hard to grasp it was just one life....Captain Brown seems to have had many lives. Quite remarkable.' 


Wednesday 2 March 2016
Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell to an old Educator called Ron Pepper, once a young geography teacher in the 1960s, who widened the lives of 6th formers at a school called Eltham Green

Monday 21 March 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Goodnight" to its old and avuncular radio and tv broadcaster, Cliff Michelmore

Friday 25 March 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to a son of Yorkshire and authentic voice of its people called Barry Hines
http://britainisnocountryforoldmen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/britain-is-no-longer-country-for-and_25.html

Sally Hines, Barry's daughter tweeted : 'That's really great. Thanks John'

Andy Caulton ‏tweeted : 'I SO appreciate this John.....I grew up in an education system, close to Kes, and became the antithesis of Sugden as a PE teacher.'
Paul Hanks ‏tweeted : 'He lived opposite my grandad, my dad was at Ecclesfield with Barry.'

Saturday 2 April
Britain is no longer a country for and says "Goodbye" to a scarce 'old', charismatic Housing Pioneer called Tom Manion
http://britainisnocountryforoldmen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/britain-is-no-longer-country-for-and_2.html


Professor Paddy Gray ‏tweeted : 'What a fitting tribute To Dr Tom Manion. I feel so privileged to have known him personally. Inspirational leader in housing.'

5 April 2016 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to 'Thunderclap' Newman and old men remember 1969 when they were young men and "there was something in the air."

Sunday 10 April 2016 

Britain is a country robbed by Alzheimer's of its great, theatre stage, set designer, John Gunter
http://britainisnocountryforoldmen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/britain-is-country-robbed-by-alzheimers.html






17 April 2016

Britain is to be no longer a country for an old physicist and polymath of genius called Professor David Mackay
http://britainisnocountryforoldmen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/britain-is-to-be-no-country-for-old_17.html

Carl Smythe ‏tweeted : 'Thanks! Captures the spirit of the man who was interested in (and very good at) everything, and right about NHS thermoregulation!'
The Agency of Design ‏tweeted : 'A reminder of his many achievements. Privileged to have met him. Great Man.'
Frances Clarke ‏tweeted : 'Thank you, much appreciated. Love the blog quote: 'We need a constructive conversation about energy, not a Punch and Judy show'.'
Dr Roberto Trotta tweeted : 'Touching and informative tribute to the life of a great scientist, David Mackay.' 
Ash Jogalekar ‏tweeted : 'What an amazingly versatile mind: A real loss and an enduring memory.'

Jude Clemente ‏tweeted : 'Wow. the thing I remember about him was his Sustainable Energy book, he offered it for free. ideas and thoughts over money.'

Friday 5 August 2016

San Serriffe is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to its greatest publicist and Britain its greatest April Fooler, Geoffrey Taylor


Sunday 14 August

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to its scarce old, church minister-clown, Roly Bain



Janet Henderson tweeted : 'Was it Teilhard de Chardin who said joy is an infallible sign of the presence of God? Thank you John'
Elizabeth tweeted : 'Thanks - a lovely tribute. He taught me + was a v generous spirited clown, but, had a gentle, quiet depth away from the audience.'
Diocese in Europe tweeted : 'An amazing man. A lesson in being "fools for Christ"?'

Saturday 20 August

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to its uncrowned 'King of Farce' and crowned 'Champion of the Disabled', Brian Rix


Wednesday 24 August 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to an old black and white photographer and son of Clerkenwell called Colin O'Brien


Wednesday 7 September 

Britain is a country which says "Farewell" to an old son of Yorkshire, author-illustrator of children's books and magician of colours, Brian Wildsmith


Sunday 18 September 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to the Grand Old Man of Myrmecology and the World of Ants, Cedric Collingwood


Thursday 22 September

Britain is no longer country for and says "Farewell" to an old Welsh painter called Wilf Roberts who haled from Anglesey and responded to its 'hiraeth'


Friday 7 October 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to its Grand Old Man of Paleopathology, Don Brothwell


Dr Yvette Bee ‏tweeted : 'Shared train ride with Don early in my career. Asked where archaeology was going. He said towards science. I ended up a scientist.'


Saturday 22 October 2016

Britain says "Farewell" to an old soldier called Stan Hilton, the last of its sons who upheld its name fighting fascists in the Spanish Civil War


Sunday 23 October 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Goodbye" its much loved, old TV comedy sketch writer, Jimmy Perry


Saturday 23 October 

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to the old illustrator, Martin Aitchison, who gave its 1950s and 60s children 'Luck of the Legion' and 'Peter and Jane'


Saturday 19 November 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to and old Pharmacologist, devoted to philanthropy and music called Ralph Kohn


Monday 28 November 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to Paul Findlay, the almost forgotten Director of the Royal Opera House who extended its reach to more people both young and old

 

Monday 5 December 2016 

Britain is a country and Scotland a nation which say "Farewell" to an old newspaper golfing correspondent called Raymond Jacobs


Saturday 10 December 2016

Britain says "Farewell" to a old rock musician called Greg Lake, but not "Goodbye" to his musical belief in Father Christmas


Friday 16 December 2016

Britain is a country and Scotland a nation which say "Farewell" to an old, wartime airman called Jock Moffat, who 75 years ago, as David, attacked a battleship called The Bismarck, his Goliath


Monday 19 December 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to an old and fearless TV news, war correspondent called Michael Nicholson


Alistair Stewart, ITN Newscaster tweeted :
'Wow; comprehensive, candid & well written. Thanks. Alastair Stewart'
Roy Woodcock ‏tweeted : 'Thanks John; that's such a moving piece' and  'Forget the odd typo, this is a great read. Just an incredible story'

Malcolm Munro ‏tweeted : 'Thank you. Beautiful tribute'

Friday 39 December 2016

Britain is no longer a country for and says "Farewell" to an old founding father of Ethology, the science of animal behaviour, called Robert Hinde

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