Wednesday, 29 October 2014

David Rayvern Allen funeral

The sun shone on north-east London for the day yesterday as we gathered to say farewell to David Rayvern Allen....

English idyll:

His brother Keith & Richard Stilgoe gave marvellous speeches remembering the great man... as musician, pianist, radio producer, speaker, prolific cricket writer and historian... hard work never worried him!

Excellent to see brothers both, Tim & Jo Rice; Alan Maryon-Davies & Peter Christie (from Instant Sunshine); as well as Barry Forgie... the church was full to the brim of family, & friends from many decades..... in support of Rosemary, Lindsay & Briony.
We sat next to a concorde pilot!

As ever a wonderful moving occasion which made all fervently wish that the man himself were there to see it...

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