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Friday, November 6, 2020

An award-winning Belsize Park writer has died aged 90.

A “tenacious” book designer and staunch Primrose Hill resident has died two days after celebrating her 103rd birthday.

“Gilbert was a nutter. Anything which an average person would regard as an obstacle was more like a red flag in front of a bull for him. He was willing to try anything.”

When Highgate schoolboy Michael Welbank ran cross-country on Hampstead Heath as a teenager, he’d have been hard-pressed to anticipate the way his life would come to revolve around those 790 acres of north London.

Sir Harold Evans “had real moral sense” according to a pioneering reporter who worked with him for a decade and remained friends with him for the rest of his life.

Michael Welbank MBE, former chair of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Management Committee died last week aged 90.

Friends and family have paid tribute to pioneering museum curator Madeleine Ginsburg – who was famed locally for must-attend Bonfire Night parties in Maida Vale and “always shopped in Church Street Market”.

Family and friends have paid tribute to a former landlord of Hampstead’s Spaniards Inn – who died in July aged just 48.

Tributes have been paid to Highgate editor and “pocket rocket” Tamar Karet who died on her 78th birthday.

One of the first Black members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a rare non-white face in 1970s Doctor Who, a go-to guest star in shows like Holby City and Doctors.

Pioneering Black actor and Hampstead icon Louis Mahoney has died aged 81

Pietro Milazzo’s red Fiat 500 was a common sight around Camden, and the popular mechanic’s “permanent smile” made him a friends all over north London.

Tributes have been paid to ZSL London Zoo’s longest serving volunteer who died with Covid-19.

The famous ‘Piper of Hampstead Heath’ who fought a ‘David vs Goliath battle’ for the right to play his beloved bagpipes has died.

A man from Crouch End who founded a theatre and pioneered financial marketing has passed away at age 80.

A “courageous” and “elegant” Hornsey woman with a “stong moral compass” has died aged 76.

Haringey’s first Black councillor and a “trailblazer” for race relations has died aged 92.

Longstanding Hampstead resident and ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ co-author Edith Redstone has passed away, one month shy of her 102nd birthday.

Although healthy and strong, West Hampstead architect Yiannis Pareas, died due to Covid-19 last week.

Colleagues at a Crouch End GP’s practice have paid tribute to ‘wonderful’ NHS receptionist Amanda Forde, who died earlier this month from coronavirus.

Ron Rubin, jazz musician, and long time resident of Hampstead, died suddenly on 14th April. He was born on 8th July 1933 in Liverpool, to David and Louise Rubin.

Tributes have been paid to an “iconic” secretary of Hornsey Labour Party who died last month, aged 91.

A Belsize Park writer and pioneer of travel literature has died at the age of 76.

A Camden grassroots activist who spent his life fighting racial discrimination and supporting under-represented communities has died aged 81.

Longstanding NW3 resident and BBC broadcaster Nicholas Parsons has died aged 96.

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