22 Feb

David Ades dies aged 76

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Farnon Society organiser, David Ades. David died on Saturday 21st February, at the age of 76, after suffering from ill-health for some time. Our sincere condolences to his family.

David was Secretary and Treasurer of The Robert Farnon Society from 1962 until December 2013. For much of the time he also edited the society’s magazine Journal Into Melody.

A fuller tribute to David has been posted in our JIM section.

David Ades with Robert Farnon in 1997
David Ades with Robert Farnon in 1997

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