Following on from the sad news of the passing of Paul Degville, Ian Bourne has been back in touch to ask if I’d let readers know about a memorial service taking place on the 23rd January in Ledbury, and to thank readers for their kind wishes and memories.
It really has touched me personally, that so many people loved Paul’s work so much, and that he was held in such warm esteem by music fans. I’m so pleased and grateful that Peter Barker shared his tapes with us, and the efforts undertaken to recover the lost one.
Best wishes to you all, Ian. The world of Jazz is clearly a poorer for Paul’s passing.
Thank you for your entry on your site with regards to Uncle Paul’s sad passing.
We would be very grateful if you could alert folks to a couple or three things:
There will be a tribute to Paul on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester tomorrow night [Sunday, 13th January 2013 – Bob] at 8pm. This can be listened to on FM – 104, 104.4, 104.6, 94.7, AM – 738, 1584 and also, of course, on-line.
There will be a very private cremation service for Paul.
However, a memorial service is to be held on Wednesday 23rd January at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Ledbury at 2pm. Parking is tight in Ledbury, so very kindly Pugh’s Estate Agents have volunteered their car park, and huge thanks to them for that. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Paul’s life – not just his music, but his sense of humour, friendship and love.
Finally, it should be said that Noddy Holder has been in touch with Jackie, Paul’s dear wife, and expressed his grief and sorrow.
Sincere thanks and very best regards