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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Very Sad News Reply with quote

Most have you will have heard that our president Peter Baldwin has died at the age of 82. The news was on social media a couple of days ago and there was a piece today in the Daily Express. You'll probably find it on line. It didn't mention his puppet interests but was devoted to his TV career as an actor with tributes from those who worked with him.

Peter was best known for his long run on Coronation Street as Derek with his dithering on-off relationship with Mavis. We knew him as an avid fan of Toy Theatre both as a performer and a collector. He bought Pollocks toyshop in Covent Garden which stocked a wonderful range of puppet and toy theatre related ephemera. He built up a wonderful personal collection of Toy Theatres which were brilliantly displayed in specially furnished rooms in his home.

His work will be remembered in our Guild 90th show in November.

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