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Thread #36669 Message #3561215
Posted By: GUEST,Simon Moulds
25-Sep-13 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Anyone know of Tom Yates
Subject: RE: Anyone know of Tom Yates
I knew Tom from when I first met him in Disley in 1974/5 until I last saw him in either the late 80s or early 90s. Like a few people say above, he was a fine person, kind and generous, and sometimes argumentative in an intersting and discussive way. He would sometimes put me up on his settee after sessions in the White Horse (when I was in an unsuitabe state to ride home) and he'd visit my place in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. I last saw him in Stockport when we repaired to a pub for a long natter and he told me he was about to leave for Belgium.
I tried searching on the net about ten years ago but couldn't find anything about what happened to him, so it's a sad thing to find these posts here today but good to see he's well remembered. And a new record? Fabulous. I'll be calling in at King Bee next time I visit Chorlton.
By the way, the poster who used to go to Poynton Folk Club with Neil Hargreaves - I'm wondering who you might be? I was good friends with Neil, too (and Steve Ianson and Simon and Malcolm Lowe, also friends of Tom). Neil's another person I lost touch with long ago. If he's still around, I'd appreciate any news of him (or Steve or Simon too).