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Denis Thatcher, Peter Alliss, golf, gin & my walk on role

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2018 by kmflett

 

I’m not usually one to praise Mrs Thatcher but the Thatcher Foundation which has been making the great leader’s archive available on-line does deserve praise.

Just published is the guest list for the victory celebration after the 1987 General Election. This was vetted by Denis Thatcher. Seb Coe got a question mark but golfer (now BBC golf commentator) Peter Alliss got 3 ticks.

No real surprise. Still back in the day when I was a junior officer for the then Society of Telecom Executives (before I descended to more senior roles) the union had a field office in  a block on Victoria St in central London. Another occupant was Denis Thatcher. Bumping into him departing with a bag of golf clubs was not exactly unknown.

The gin link is via the late John Wells Denis Thatcher diaries in Private Eye.

Small world efc

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