Tag: in memoriam

In Memoriam – Freddy Beard

FREDDY BEARD – FACI 1938-2018 A Tribute by OVFM Chair Jane Oliver Dear Freddy, where do I start? Freddy was always there, part of the fabric of the club, her presence always felt. A warm welcome greeted all who crossed our threshold at OVFM. The club ran smoothly due to what she did in the […]

In Memoriam: Basil Doody

  Basil Doody (FACI) 1930 – 2018 Basil joined the club (Orpington cine society) in 1966 and we soon worked together on a Film in an evening which resulted in a film about a joker (myself) who persuaded Basil to stare through a pair of binoculars which had soot smeared on the eye pieces.  And […]

In Memoriam – Mike Coad

  MIKE COAD, FACI. By Reg Lancaster   I was stunned at news of the passing of our dear friend and club-mate Mike Coad. He was one of that rare breed, a quiet man. He was a chairman’s dream in that while he didn’t make a lot of noise, when Mike agreed to take on […]

In Memoriam – Frank Hyde

  REMEMBERING FRANK HYDE It is with sadness that we have to report the passing of our oldest member, 92 year old Frank Hyde. Newer members may not have been able to put a name to the elderly gentleman sitting quietly on “our”  side of the aisle on club nights but Frank was an important […]

In Memoriam: Derek Allen

  By now many of you will be aware that OVFM lost another member of its family last week when Derek Allen sadly passed away. A stalwart of the club for many years, Derek will be fondly remembered for his prolific film output and cheeky sense of humour. His funeral will be on Monday July […]