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2016 Obit: David Blagrove - RIP

GUEST,CJB 07 Sep 16 - 01:48 PM
Mr Red 08 Sep 16 - 02:58 AM
GUEST,Jim Martin 08 Sep 16 - 11:50 AM
BrooklynJay 08 Sep 16 - 04:18 PM
Waddon Pete 13 Sep 16 - 03:39 PM
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Subject: David Blagrove - RIP
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 07 Sep 16 - 01:48 PM

A Stoke Bruerne character, and always willing to impart his knowledge.

http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=86486

David Blagrove was a professional narrow-boatman, and researcher into canal songs and folklore, he was a published author, and he was a folk singer of the old canal-based songs that he collected.

He was awarded an MBE in June 2014 for his promotion of all things to do with the canals of England & Wales.

One of hist first efforts was a now rare BBC LP about the fast disappearing life of the canal narrow boat-people.

http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk/narrowboat_details.htm

The LP can be downloaded here:

http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk/sounds/narrowboats_side_1.mp3
http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk/sounds/narrowboats_side_2.mp3
David passed away sometime in August 2016.


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Subject: RE: David Blagrove - RIP
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 02:58 AM

He wrote a few canal songs too.
I emailed him asking a question and never got a reply.
His health may have been ailing for some time.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: David Blagrove - RIP
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 11:50 AM

Not sure when he passed away but his funeral was at Stoke Bruerne on 24th August when he made his last canal trip with 300-400 mourners in attendance at the small church there.


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: David Blagrove - RIP
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 08 Sep 16 - 04:18 PM

According to obituaries posted on the Internet, Mr. Blagrove passed away August 12, 2016.


Jay


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Subject: RE: 2016 Obit: David Blagrove - RIP
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 03:39 PM

A great character and a sad loss. My condolences to all who know and love him. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread.

RIP

Peter


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