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Obit: Mervyn Penny

Waddon Pete 19 Jan 14 - 11:56 AM
Waddon Pete 20 Jan 14 - 07:49 AM
maeve 20 Jan 14 - 09:17 AM
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Subject: Obit: Mervyn Penny
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 11:56 AM

Sadly, we lost Mervyn Penny last week. He was 90 years old and the Swindon Advertiser (UK) has this in his memory:

"He never let anything get in his way. He was enormously busy but he always had time for everybody."

His friend of more than 30 years and fellow band member at The White Horse Folk Club, Derrick Beer, paid tribute to the determined man who never failed to impress and inspire anyone who crossed his path.

"It is hard to capture in words the depth of sadness that is felt by all who have ever been associated with The White Horse Folk Club," said Derrick, of Highworth.

"As he would have wished, he was singing and playing right up until the end.

"Indeed, he gave the last of his inimitable performances at Riverfolk at Lechlade last Friday evening, staying until 11pm and declining the offer of going home earlier if he felt tired.

"You get out of life what you put into it and nobody did this better than Mervyn."

I have added him to our "In Memoriam" roll.



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Subject: RE: Obit: Mervyn Penny
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 07:49 AM

A little more from the Swindon Advertiser:

" SWINDON'S folk music scene is grieving the loss of one of the genre's greatest pioneers in the town and the man they all admired not only for his innate talent but his incorrigible optimism.

Mervyn Penny, of Shrivenham, died at his home on Tuesday, just two months after celebrating his 90th birthday surrounded by friends and family. "



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Subject: RE: Obit: Mervyn Penny
From: maeve
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 09:17 AM

An impressive life. Thanks for posting about Mervyn Penny, Peter.

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