Death of Ian Mathew, Editor 1958-9

WE ARE SADDENED to announce the death in Worcester last week of Ian Mathew (Castle 1955-59), known as “Matty” to his friends. Ian was one of the Palatinate team under Hunter Davies’ editorship and followed Davies as editor. There will be a memorial service in Newcastle next Tuesday (see announcement from The Journal below).

MATHEW (Worcester). Ian, formerly Head of English and Housemaster, RGS Worcester, died February 27th 2008. Ian’s friends are invited to St. James’ and St. Basil’s Church, Fenham Hall Drive for a Thanksgiving Service at 4.00pm, Tuesday March 11th, the time of Ian’s cremation in Worcester. Donations if desired for Macmillan Nurses may be sent to E. J. Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester. WR3 7EU.

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  1. David N Aspin (Castle 1955-=62)
    Mar 14, 2008 - 01:20 AM

    I am saddned and feel bereaved by the passing of my good friend Matty, who was editor of Palatinate during the year I was away in Glasgow and Germany. He was a splendid and valuable colleague,m who worked hard on his English (he could have done a Ph D had he wanted) but devoted more time to the good things of undergraduate life. His room in Abbey House was a haven for friends, to whom Matty’;s warm welcome was always extended. The Castle and all other students who knew himn well in his years at Durham will be left saddened and diminished by his loss. He will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    David Aspin
    C/- Monash University
    Melbourne VIC 3800 Australia

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