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Thread #141101 Message #3245667
Posted By: Waddon Pete
27-Oct-11 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Obit: RIP Grant Rule (Pig's Ear) October 2011
Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Grant Rule (Pig's Ear)
I was dumbfounded when I heard the news.
I have known Grant for many years. He had an infectious appetite for all life had to offer and was not only a stalwart of the Croydon Folksong Club for many years, but also a much respected IT expert, sailor, archer and historian. Sue and Grant have done wonders for the world of folk between them and many people will know of Grant through the work of Hamfisted, Pig's Ear and the Pig's Ear Folk Ale in Kent.
The last conversation I had with him was when we were discussing the analysis of dust in old buildings (and guitar cases) and the research being done on the historical information that such dust might contain!
I am proud and privileged to have been a friend of his, deeply saddened by his passing yet take comfort from the fact that he died doing something he loved.
Jenny and I send our condolences to Sue, Lyndsey and Helen.