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Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)

GUEST,Wheatman 03 Nov 12 - 04:10 AM
Les in Chorlton 03 Nov 12 - 05:42 AM
gnomad 03 Nov 12 - 06:28 AM
Dead Horse 03 Nov 12 - 08:02 AM
RTim 03 Nov 12 - 08:32 AM
RTim 03 Nov 12 - 08:36 AM
r.padgett 04 Nov 12 - 03:21 AM
GUEST,linda green 05 Nov 12 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 05 Nov 12 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,GUEST, Steve Armitage 09 Nov 12 - 09:03 AM
r.padgett 09 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM
GUEST 19 Nov 12 - 01:01 PM
r.padgett 19 Nov 12 - 01:37 PM
GUEST 19 Nov 12 - 10:55 PM
GUEST,Mrs. Holroyd 20 Nov 12 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,Jack Ledger; Bagman for Barnsley Longsword 21 Nov 12 - 05:23 AM
GUEST,Philip 25 Jan 13 - 01:21 AM
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Subject: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: GUEST,Wheatman
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 04:10 AM

Ivor Allsop, longsword guru passed away on 2 November 2012. He is fondly remembered for the support and encouragement he gave to all teams both young and old on both sides of the Atlantic. He takes with him an unsurpassed knowledge of sword dancing in particular Longsword and his archival work was outstanding. He will be missed dearly.Gan canny Brian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 05:42 AM

Only met him once I think, on a Gorton Morris weekend in Barnsley - really nice bloke with an immense knowledge of sword and other such dancing.

A very sad loss

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: gnomad
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 06:28 AM

Blast. Fond memories of Whitby sword workshops, and of his time as Squire to the Morris Ring. He was a truly nice bloke to know, and very unassuming.

Ring announcement here.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: Dead Horse
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 08:02 AM

A lovely gent who taught me lots. He will be sadly missed.
R.I.P. Ivor


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: RTim
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 08:32 AM

What - we only visited him last month???

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: RTim
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 08:36 AM

We are so so sorry - we had a lovely day together with Ivor & Phillip in October, where we talked and talked as usual. A very sad day, sorry to all who knew him and now for Phillip.

Tim Radford and Jan Elliott


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: r.padgett
Date: 04 Nov 12 - 03:21 AM

Yes Ivor has passed on.

Ivor received EFDSS Gold badge, a year or two ago and he filled in missing information on his early EFDSS work as a teacher at Whitby ff meeting (I was there) of I think social dance) pre TV times etc!

He was Squire of the Morris Ring twice I believe

A good friend of the late Father Ken Loveless and Bert Cleaver who now lives in the Barnsley area, BLST musician [Pipe and Tabor] himself a keen singer at Christmas of Sheffield Carols

Ivor was instrumental in introducing and setting up Barnsley Longsword team and was certainly an advisor in setting up Wath Morris Men (Wath ~ Tim Binns, Eric Presley, Dave Wigfield, I think initially?)

BLST came out of Barnsley folk club members and included, Derek Elliot, Jim Potter, Bob Musgrave, Dave Martin, Tom Owen, John Booker, and others in the early team (circa 1968?)

Mick Roberts, Ron and Jack Ledger I believe are key members currently or BLST

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: GUEST,linda green
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 06:33 AM

Very sad news indeed. My fondest memories of Ivor are in Antwerp over several trips to Langewapper's Mid-Lent weekend. I introduced Joyce to fruit Jenevers in De Vagant (subsequently known as The Gin Joint but that's another story). She rushed to the shop next door to buy a bottle to take home. Ivor said "Thank you very much, I have had her convinced that there was just Oude Jenever which she didn't like. Now you've put her onto something!"

Happy memories.

RIP Ivor


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Subject: RE: Obit: Ivor Allsop
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 05 Nov 12 - 07:15 AM

Sad news indeed.

A great friend of Whitby and defender of all things sword.

We have lots of happy memories of Ivor over the years and the news comes as a shock in that the last time we saw and spoke to him he was his usual positive and seemingly indestructable self.

Malcolm & Judy


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST,GUEST, Steve Armitage
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 09:03 AM

Sad news. A great bloke who inspired many in sword dancing and morris.
I shall be going to Grenoside to say goodbye and celebrate his life together with many, I have no doubt.


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: r.padgett
Date: 09 Nov 12 - 10:25 AM

Announcing details for the celebration of the life of Ivor Allsop to be held on Monday 19th November at North Chapel, Grenoside crematorium.

Procession will leave from the Co-Operative funeral parlour, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley at approx. 11.45am and will make its way to Grenoside crematorium, Grenoside, Sheffield, to arrive for 12.20pm. Celebration will commence at 12.30pm.

Ivor was a colourful chap, so please dress accordingly for the occasion, in colourful attire (no black) or in the case of Morris personnel, in costume.

No flowers please. Donations instead to Sheffield Childrens' Hospital. These can be made on the day at the celebration or via Bert Cleaver.
Last update, let Bert Cleaver know if you are going to the Wake please at Wortley Club 15 mins from Crem and 10 mins from M1 Jct 36, music and no doubt dance
Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 01:01 PM

I only heard today via 'listening again' to Dave Eyre's folk show. I think I must have known Ivor for about 42 years, ever since I joined Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers. At that time Ivor was still dancing with Handsworth (yes, he did).

After I moved to France in 1987 I rather lost touch but used to see Ivor (and Ken) if we managed to get over and up to Handsworth on Boxing Day. Sad to lose another member of the old brigade.

RIP Ivor,

Dave Higham.


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: r.padgett
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 01:37 PM

Very well attended and Longsword and Morris teams and a plethora of EFDSS and Morris Ring chaps a two hour session of dancing and thanks to Ivor for all his hard work on dancing instruction

Then a wake at Wortley club to meet many people I personally have not seen for many years

A good send off for a dedicated dancing guru

god bless Ivor

Ray


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 12 - 10:55 PM

If you can have a funeral to be proud of, that was it. I have never seen so many Ring Squires and EFDSS Gold badge holders in one place. The various performances and tributes were impressive.
Ivor was a truly remarkable man and the respect and affection for him held by so many people was amply demonstrated in Grenoside Crematorium. No tears, but lots of lumps in throats.
Knotty


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST,Mrs. Holroyd
Date: 20 Nov 12 - 05:45 PM

What a wonderful tribute to a truly remarkable person. The rafters really raised with the singing at the crematorium and the dancing was excellent. such a plethora of costumes, signified the diversity of his interests and all contributed to a joyful farewell to Ivor. I felt privileged to have been there.


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST,Jack Ledger; Bagman for Barnsley Longsword
Date: 21 Nov 12 - 05:23 AM

Last night (Tuesday 20th.) was the first practice for Barnsley Longsword following Ivor's funeral. We felt it right not to cancel but get down to brass tacks, as Ivor would have wished.
It was an excellent practice which saw us working on detailed aspects of the sword dance - again, just as would have happened had Ivor been there, which in a way he was.
Though there was an empty chair that is impossible to fill, his sprit was with us and we could all feel it. Between practice spots, there was much reminiscence and smiles along with the odd thoughtful moment.
Wotcha Kid


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Subject: RE: Obit: longsword guru Ivor Allsop (Nov 2012)
From: GUEST,Philip
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 01:21 AM

This update is a bit late coming because I have only just found this site.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended Ivors celebration and who generously donated to the Sheffield Childrens Hospital. A final sum of £1255.00 was raised and subsequently forwarded to the charity by Bert Cleaver, in Ivor's memory.

Philip.


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