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Thread #161784   Message #3847367
Posted By: Rusty Dobro
29-Mar-17 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: 2017 Obit: Val Richards (Suffolk)
Subject: Obit: Val Richards (Suffolk)
Heard from her family that Val passed away this morning. She was a mainstay of the Suffolk 'round-the-room' sessions for many years; in particular many visitors to the 'Eel's Foot' and Ipswich 'Golden Key' will recall her white 12-string guitar and love of country songs. She controlled proceedings often armed with a sign that said 'The Boss!', and preferred to play in the key of 'A flat -ish'.

After she was widowed, she lived alone in a little bungalow with no television and a radio that was rarely turned on, instead surrounding herself with guitars and banjos, and travelling fearlessly to far-distant pub sessions in her little white car. Her many friends will miss her immensely.