BAILEY: Maureen, the singing may have stopped for the time being because of the pandemic … but you’re zooming with the best of them these days. So your special occasion on August 15 will share this milestone-with-a-zero-in-it with lots of the family. Love from – All the Zooming Baileys
LAVIS: now the challenge for you this year, John, is will you find your way to this greeting on the Northern Cross website? We hope you have a vintage day on August 15 with a tasty treat, a glass of something good for the toast, and a new story to tickle your well-known sense of humour. Knowing you’re a lover of the printed word, we hope we’ll be back in print soon – Maureen and JohnB
OLIVER: what a year it’s been for school, family, community, and friends with corona challenges at every move, Dympna. You don’t need social distancing – just a social on a day off with some family fun! Hope that works out on August 9. Much love, Mum and Dad
READER: Rona&Ralph, this family ad would cost £2.24.
NINE years on from his untimely death, a headline appeared in more than one national newspaper during the month, which Bryan would have loved. The papers were reporting on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s national £10 ‘meal deal’ to help restaurants bounce back from the corona deficit. Bryan always searched for a meal deal when making his plans for the following day’s schedule of finding ads and sponsorship to support Northern Cross. He was the perfect gentleman who helped represent the paper. The Cross lost a great ambassador as well as a warm, friendly colleague in 2011. We join Bryan’s family on August 5 in remembering a man of style, wit, immense good humour – and unforgettably, always that meal-deal for the morrow!
Roll of Honour
THE FOLLOWING former champions of Northern Cross are remembered here for their anniversaries occurring during August.
Bishop Owen Swindlehurst (August 1995)
Bryan Taylor (August 2011)
Richard (Dick) Harper (August 2013)
John Nicholson (August 2016)
Anne Seymour (August 2016)