Dad in the paper

Dad getting a mention in the local paper where we lived was not unusual. Dad was always involved in voluntary work, usually of an educational or social kind. He never got involved with politics in terms of becoming a councillor. In those terms he and I have similarities, but once, I recall, Dad was referred to in a paper as the Pooh-Bah of Crawley. For those baffled by this, in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, ‘The Mikado’ there is a lord high executioner and a lord high everything else. This character had the name Pooh-Bah. Dad was being classed as the lord high everything else. Well he certainly was closely involved in many local activities.

And that meant his thoughts and opinions were sought – including this article published before Christmas 1959 in the Crawley Courier.


I think it says a lot about me!


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