Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP

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Thanks Giving Service for Barnes Wallis LP

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A Service of Thanksgiving for The Life and Work of Sir Barnes Wallis - LP recorded in 1980 - including the Band, Choirs and Orchestras of Christ's Hospital now uploaded: https://youtu.be/H_NXG0MIA0g

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Wonderful Simon. I was present at this great event as a UF. Great to hear again.
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....and on the same subject, I noted in our local news that his daughter died, I think last week, in her nineties.

As a young girl, she was instrumental in her fathers experiments at their home at Effingham on the early development of the possibilities of producing the bouncing bomb using a catapault and marbles.
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Thank you for that sad news, JR, I was not aware that Sir Barnes Wallis's daughter, Dr Mary Stopes-Roe, had died. She was a lovely person, always full of vim and vigour. I got to know her through my research for the booklet 'Barnes Wallis and the RAF Foundation' and she could not have been more charming or more helpful. She was very fond of C.H., immensely proud of her father's association with the school, and visited it on several occasions.
I trust that 617 Squadron will give her a good send off, and it would be very fitting if C.H. were to be represented at her funeral.
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She passed away peacefully at her home in Birmingham on May 10th.

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J.R. wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 pm
She passed away peacefully at her home in Birmingham on May 10th.

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See https://dambustersblog.com/2019/05/11/mary-stopes-roe/
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Mary Stopes-Roe has just been mentioned on the Radio 4 Obituary programme Last Word. It featured a clip of her speaking about her father getting the idea for the bouncing bomb from watching the children play.
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