Despite the arrival of Storm Brendan on Monday, Movida was packed upstairs for the arrival of London-based punk-pop band, The Big Moon. Playing a short set followed by a signing at Sound Knowledge in order to promote their new album, Walking Like We Do, the band offered a glimpse of their new material and old favourites before heading off on their UK tour supporting Bombay Bicycle Club, which starts on 20 January in Cambridge.
Ian Anderson died on 26th November 2019 aged 85 and at his request was cremated privately.
Ian had a happy retirement for 13 years in Marlborough, chosen to be near his son James in Newbury and Heathrow airport to be able to visit a home in Switzerland.
After being educated at Winchester and Magdalen College, Oxford, he spent National Service in the Navy in the Caribbean and his working life was for Tradax, London and then in the head office of Cargill in Geneva, the largest and oldest (150 years) still privately owned American company in the world. When Ian started it dealt in grain and he was employed as a grain merchant on the Baltic exchange. Now the company deals in a huge variety of agro businesses worldwide. Ian finally became head of their office in Paris.
Ian and his wife Patricia retired to a home in Chandler’s Yard off the High Street. He enjoyed membership of the walking group, Probus, the Observatory, the History Society, going to concerts in St Peter’s Church and Marlborough College and being a guide for the Merchants’ House.
Ian is survived by his wife Patricia and his children James, Lucy and Kate and four grandchildren.
The Marlborough Choral Society have announced that Emma Pooley is to be their soprano soloist for their Christmas concert at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 14 in St Mary's Church.
St Peter's Church recitals return for a new series - with pianist Yulia Chaplina playing an all Russian programme
The eighth series of recitals at St Peter's Church under the Brilliant Young International Musicians banner begins on Sunday, October 20 with a recital by the Russian-born and now London-based pianist Yulia Chaplina.
Hero fireman George Johnson who helped rescue the family living over the Polly Tearooms when the building was engulfed by flames in 1966 has died aged 93 following a short illness.
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