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Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015

Young Buchan 30 Dec 15 - 01:39 PM
GUEST,Gazza2 30 Dec 15 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,Humph and Janet Bennett 31 Dec 15 - 10:12 AM
Acme 31 Dec 15 - 10:43 AM
Young Buchan 04 Jan 16 - 02:40 PM
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Waddon Pete 07 Jan 16 - 07:25 AM
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Subject: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell
From: Young Buchan
Date: 30 Dec 15 - 01:39 PM

I regret to inform his many friends that Alan finally succumbed to his cancer at his home this afternoon (Dec 30th).

In spite of being confined to a wheelchair in recent months, he never stopped attending folk clubs. A long-time regular at The Dragon, his last appearance was at Maggie Starkey's 'Retirement Bash' on the 4th December when he performed Runcorn Ferry ('Per tuppence, per person, per trip'), one of the many Marriott Edgar monologues in his repertoire, and in his treasured volume of Edgar's works. For those who wish to be reminded of Alan's dry, witty delivery, there is film of his reciting this monologue on Terry Helyar's YouTube pages.

Besides the Dragon, he was also a regular at the Nova, Crossed Hands, Somerville, Salt Cellar, Bath, and many more clubs beside, all over the Bristol area. And as well as the monologues he accompanied himself on guitar with a range of songs from the traditional Dalesman's Litany to Roger Davies' Brighouse via Guthrie's Los Gatos Canyon.

Beneath his quiet exterior there was a friendly, kindly and humourous Gentleman. His many friends in the world of Folk (and Veteran Cars) will regret his passing.

Condolences to Maggie V who nursed him to the end, and to his son Tim and the rest of his family.

Funeral arrangements will be posted here when they are confirmed.

Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell
From: GUEST,Gazza2
Date: 30 Dec 15 - 03:09 PM

Oh no, Alan will be sadly missed. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. Thinking of you Maggie. Love from Gary and Helen.


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: GUEST,Humph and Janet Bennett
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 10:12 AM

Sad news indeed, a lovely guy and unique performer. So glad he got down to the Nova Scotia in November to see so many friends at the guest night of Tim and Sue.


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: Acme
Date: 31 Dec 15 - 10:43 AM

I wish I'd known about him before now. If an obituary appears online, please post the contents, or post a link. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: Young Buchan
Date: 04 Jan 16 - 02:40 PM

Funeral on Friday 22nd January
1.45 p.m.
Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Rd., Bristol, BS37 8QP

'Brahn Boots' may be worn.

Afterwards at Old Lock and Weir, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3NU

Please, no flowers. Donations to Marie Curie Cancer Care or to animal charities.

Derek


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Jan 16 - 12:15 PM

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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 07 Jan 16 - 07:25 AM

Another friend I never got the chance to meet. We need many more friendly, kindly and humourous Gentlemen. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: RIP Alan Mitchell - Dec 30, 2015
From: Young Buchan
Date: 18 Jan 16 - 05:49 PM

Reminder - funeral this Friday. Details above.
Request from the family: not too much black!
Derek


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