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2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF

nutty 01 Nov 18 - 10:56 AM
StephenH 01 Nov 18 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Brimbacombe 01 Nov 18 - 12:01 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 01 Nov 18 - 12:18 PM
Dave Sutherland 01 Nov 18 - 11:32 AM
JHW 01 Nov 18 - 11:34 AM
Jean(eanjay) 01 Nov 18 - 01:15 PM
r.padgett 01 Nov 18 - 01:29 PM
Steve Gardham 01 Nov 18 - 02:31 PM
The Sandman 01 Nov 18 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,ANNIE 02 Nov 18 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,Cliff Healey 04 Nov 18 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Jim Younger 05 Nov 18 - 01:33 PM
nutty 07 Nov 18 - 03:42 PM
Waddon Pete 08 Nov 18 - 07:48 AM
GUEST,Ken & Marion Hall 09 Nov 18 - 09:02 AM
nutty 10 Nov 18 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,nutty 12 Nov 18 - 02:51 PM
GUEST 13 Nov 18 - 04:24 AM
The Sandman 16 Nov 18 - 03:45 AM
GUEST,Peter Fleming 17 Nov 18 - 10:12 AM
GUEST,Clive Pownceby 01 Dec 18 - 07:47 AM
JHW 02 Dec 18 - 05:30 AM
r.padgett 03 Dec 18 - 03:39 AM
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Subject: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: nutty
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 10:56 AM

SUCH SAD NEWS. I've just heard that John Taylor died last night.
John , organiser of REDCAR and SALTBURN Folk Festivals and the CUTTY WREN Folk Club had been involved in Folk Music on Teesside since the mid sixties. I have no details yet as to the reason for his death only that he had been in hospital for some time and was thought to be improving. His daeth has come as a great shock to his family and friends.RIP JOHN


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: StephenH
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 11:15 AM

Very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family.
I'll repeat what I wrote on the thread concerning his illness.
Johnny Taylor was very generous to me, a Canadian who attended the
Redcar Folk festival in 1976. When he found out I did a radio program on
a small radio station, he introduced me to Vin Garbut, Willie Scott, and Les Barker, among others.
I have always had fond memories of his warm and welcoming personality and his kindness.
RIP John.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: GUEST,Brimbacombe
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 12:01 PM

That's three titans of the north-east's folk scene all gone within the space of a few years, in Bettsy, Vin and now Johnny. Each is a huge loss. Johnny was as nice a person as you'd meet on the UK folk scene (and the UK folk scene is littered with particularly nice people, so that's quite a statement to make). My sympathies and condolences go to his family and friends. We've lost a true gentleman and a huge, huge contributor to the music we love.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 12:18 PM

A sad loss indeed.

I haven't seen him for many's a year now, but in my younger days on Teesside I knew him both at the Redcar folk club and the festival. As eveyone says, as nice a man as you could meet.

Condolences to his family.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 11:32 AM

Very sorry to hear this. John was an excellent club organiser and a great help to me when I was involved with the Sunday Sun in the North East; always on time with a long list of guests appearing at The Cutty Wren. It was also nice to meet up with him at the various festivals at that time. Condolences to his family.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor - Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: JHW
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 11:34 AM

Well done John for all the years of folk dos you've given us. Always there putting a smiling face on some grim nights at times and always a welcome and a firm handshake. We will miss you.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 01:15 PM

This is very sad news; he will be missed.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: r.padgett
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 01:29 PM

Yes very sad news ~ met John when he was running Redcar ff in all the old pubs and hotels in this seaside resort ~ those were the days my friends

Ray


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 02:31 PM

A great loss indeed. Condolences to the family and friends and all in Redcar and Saltburn. A very generous and capable man. On behalf of the Sherburns in Goole and the All Stars in Beverley and Hull who played at many a Redcar ceili.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Nov 18 - 04:10 PM

What a sad day a ggod friend who gave me one of my first gigs and supported me over the years, a great loss to the north east folk scene, I shall miss him, I am pissed off


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST,ANNIE
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 06:23 AM

so sorry to learn that you did not recover.
you are going to be very missed.
hope you do meet with Graeme where ever you are
you were indeed a very nice person always smiling

toutes mes condoleances


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST,Cliff Healey
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 07:36 AM

A friend who always supported me through my health problems and my music.

I'll miss you John :-(


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST,Jim Younger
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 01:33 PM

John had the patience of a saint - sorely tried on occasion! RIP John.


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: nutty
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 03:42 PM

Details of Johnny's Funeral are as follows;-

Thursday 15th November

2.15pm Commital at Kirkleatham Crem

3pm at Emmanuel Church, Saltburn

Refreshments afterwards at The Emmanuel Hall


Hazel Bolton


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 08 Nov 18 - 07:48 AM

Sad news. Any one who has been a folk club organiser will know all about herding cats and Johnnie deserves our grateful thanks for everything he has done for folk music especially in the Redcar and Saltburn area.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST,Ken & Marion Hall
Date: 09 Nov 18 - 09:02 AM

I met Marion at Saltburn FOlk Festival on 7 th August 2000, the year I won the shantyman cup in the singing competition. John was there to support and enlisted me as an MC for the festival and sundry concerts. A wonderful cheerful bloke with whom we formed a lasting bond. Over the years John became more than a festival colleague and we often laughed at the problems that the festival threw up. Along with Dave Howden, Kevin Hall, Arthur Marsden and the late Colin Kemp we formed Boomalot shanty crew one year when the Thursday festival club was a bit light on singers and we carry on the tradition looking after the big sing on the festival Sunday night.   We'll miss you John and though you didn't like the publicity of being named as the driving force, with Heather behind the festival we all know what you did to further the great music. We'll miss you greatly mate. You're a hard act to follow. Belay now mate.

Ken & Marion


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: nutty
Date: 10 Nov 18 - 09:26 AM

After the funeral and wake on Thursday 15th - Singing will continue - starting at 6pm in The home of the Cutty Wren Folk Club -

Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club,
1 Thwaites Lane,
Redcar
TS10 2FD


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST,nutty
Date: 12 Nov 18 - 02:51 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF Oct.31, 2018
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 18 - 04:24 AM

So very very sad to hear of John's passing. Another of the "Teesside Greats" to have left us recently for a better place. He will be in good company and good voice with his old mates now.

I have known John since I was a child and have great memories of his warmth, friendliness and of course his humour. A true gentleman who will be sorely missed. Rest in peace John. Huge condolences to Heather and family.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Nov 18 - 03:45 AM

John will be missed by many,his club and festival involved the local community as well as the folk community


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: GUEST,Peter Fleming
Date: 17 Nov 18 - 10:12 AM

Much saddened by the news John has passed on. He was a good friend & support when I was active on the folk scene. Sincere sympathies to the family. RIP.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 01 Dec 18 - 07:47 AM

I'm sorry to say that this sad news had escaped me until yesterday when an obituary by The Wilsons appeared in the new issue of Folk NorthWest magazine. I'd known John on a fairly casual basis for over 25 years, by seeing him at such Festivals as Maghull Day Of Music and Four Fools up here in my neck of the woods. I was shocked and had no idea that he'd even been ill.
As a Club Organiser of fairly recent vintage I had the greatest respect for John and his efforts, perseverance and dedication over the decades. A gentleman with a warm, never-malicious sense of good humour, I don't think they make them like him any longer.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: JHW
Date: 02 Dec 18 - 05:30 AM

I wonder what will follow John's Redcar and Saltburn Festivals. It is of course up to his faithful team but they could continue as he led or leave those many we've had as memorial. Either would be a fitting tribute.
Thanks again John.


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: r.padgett
Date: 03 Dec 18 - 03:39 AM

See the Saltburn ff web page (Cutty Wren folk club which meets at Redcar) - Saltburn has its own folk club separate btw

Ray


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Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: John Taylor-Redcar/Saltburn FF
From: GUEST,Myrtle's cook
Date: 04 Dec 18 - 10:01 AM

Such sad news that John is no longer with us, a kind, warm and welcoming figure we will greatly miss.

To add to Ray's post - here's the page for the Festival with a fitting tribute to John.

http://saltburnfolkfestival.com/


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