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2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn

Dave the Gnome 04 Aug 17 - 03:51 AM
GUEST,henryp 04 Aug 17 - 04:05 AM
GUEST,SussexCarole 04 Aug 17 - 05:41 AM
Nick 04 Aug 17 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 08 Aug 17 - 09:12 AM
Waddon Pete 08 Aug 17 - 11:23 AM
Dave the Gnome 08 Aug 17 - 02:08 PM
Raggytash 08 Aug 17 - 02:15 PM
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Subject: Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Aug 17 - 03:51 AM

So sorry to be the bearer of the sad tidings that Joan has passed away. Her daughter posted on Facebook yesterday

"My heart is at a loss. I'm really sad to say that mine and my brothers Mum, Joan Blackburn, slipped away peacefully yesterday at 4pm.
I know she was very much loved by so many people.
I will post details of service within the next few days
Much Love xxxx"

Joan was a stalwart of the folk scene in the North West of England for many years, running clubs and singarounds particularly in the Wigan area. I will always remember her gentle voice and happy smile as well the trademark long red hair!

RIP Joan

DtG


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Subject: RE: Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Aug 17 - 04:05 AM

Very sorry to hear this.

My sympathy to her family and friends.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: GUEST,SussexCarole
Date: 04 Aug 17 - 05:41 AM

Sad news, Joan was a lovely lady. I was very lucky to meet her on my trips 'Up North'.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: Nick
Date: 04 Aug 17 - 06:54 AM

Post the same thing I posted somewhere else -

I only met her a few times some years back at Wigan folk singaround/sessions but she was always very encouraging, very welcoming and very friendly. And great hair! Very positive memories :) at a sad time.

I remember going to a very packed room somewhere in a pub in Wigan with a room full of singers and musicians and I think I asked someone why didn't people get started because there were loads of people there? And they looked at me as though I was mad and said 'because Joan's not here yet'.

If I remember right she used to have a section in the evening which was 'song of the week' that everyone could learn and play along with (it was a song about Pendle when I went, I think). Getting everyone involved was the thing I took from it and it's a lovely quality to have

Very sorry to hear the news and my condolences to family etc.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 09:12 AM

I can only echo the content of all the previous posts. A prime mover in 'our' music especially up here in the north-west. I'm saddened to learn this news. Condolences from myself and all at Bothy, Southport.


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 11:23 AM

She sounds like a lovely lady. I have added her name to the "In Memoriam" Thread. My condolences to all those who know and love her.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 02:08 PM

Joan and Pauline at the Fox and Goose, Wigan.

Enjoy.

DtG


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Subject: RE: 2017 Obit: Joan Blackburn
From: Raggytash
Date: 08 Aug 17 - 02:15 PM

I too have fond memories of Joan, one of the good people in life. My sincere condolences to her family.


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