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Private Message added 2010-01-17

Namejean Rich
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MessageA colleague's workmate, a Korean man, with limited English, chose for himself an anglican name- Cassandra. With vague memories of the columnist I googled the name to find out more about it's origins.

NamePaul Vincent Williams
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MessageI am related to William Connor - Frank is my cousin and I'm trying to get in touch with my father David Brown.

NameAbi Ricketts (nee Connor)
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MessageFound this via Wikipedia. Great to see the photos of the Grandad I never got to meet and re-read some of his articles. Wish I'd got to meet him...

Private Message added 2008-12-10

NameRobert Webb
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MessageWhen I started my Engineering Apprenticeship in 1957
I had a fifteen mile journey each way. Don't know where I would have been without Cassandra each morning, he said what most people felt .Words on any situation or subject were never adequate for Cassandra, he took the words and set them to music!
Fond admiring memories.e

NameHelen Waldie
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MessageThanks for remembering. I read this book when I was yong and although it has long been lost in various moves, I'll not forget his writings.

And I can remember almost every one of his puns.

NameJames Harvey
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MessageI greatly enjoyed the Daily Mirror when I was a boy in London in the 1950s. I left for the States in 1958.

What attracted me in the Mirror was a wonderful sportswriter, whose name I do not recall, who covered Wimbledon and British boxing (Don Cockell, Henry Cooper, Brian London, Spider Kelly, Terry Spinks).

From the sports pages I moved on to Cassandra. Even as a boy I was fascinated with how vividly he wrote and the power of his language. I recall the Liberace contretemps, but I was too young to understand what it was about!

In many ways I credit my lifelong interest in public affairs and politics to Cassandra. Journalists with a regular column should never underestimate their ability to influence young people.

Nameian akidmore
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MessageI was a contemporary of Connor on the Miror though I only met him once when he came to Manchester and we briefly shared an office urinal
I covered the Northern Command performance when Liberace appeared. For obvious reasons I ws told to keep away fom him. Later that night a BR detective rang me to say he had just seen Liberace creep into a young male ballt dancers bedroom at the Midland Hotel. It seemed to me that a confrontation would exonerate my hero. Alas, Jac Pat the night editor vetoed it. But I thought you would like to know Connor was telling the tuth

NameStuart Tootell
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MessageI can't thank you enough for the trouble you have taken with Cassandras work.

I spent many a happy hour reading his column in "The Daily Mirror" and thereafter I had his book too.

However with a nomadic lifestyle and a couple of romantic encounters that were not made in heaven but the other place the book vanished.

Not so my memory though. I may be an old far of 62 plus but the old marbles (like my hair) are holding out so far.

Again thanks for the memory of one of (to my mind anyway ) Englands greatest columnist.

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