Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold
Westminster Abbey tribute to Ronnie Barker
A memorial service has taken place at London's Westminster Abbey in remembrance of comedian Ronnie Barker who died in Oxtober 2005.
Barker was a well known face around Chipping Norton, he retired to the hamlet of Dean, just outside Chipping Norton.
Stars such as Sir David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lynda Barron were among 2,000 people paying tribute to the comedy legend.
Ronnie Corbett, Barker's comedy partner, delivered the eulogy. Comic Peter Kay also gave readings at the service.
Ronnie Barket once ran an antiques shop in Chipping Norton and was a regular at the Crown and Cushion in Chippy.
: 03/03/2006 19:00:54
recent Cotswolds news items
Plans for the interior fit out of a Scout Group hut in Chipping Norton have been given an £18,000 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council.
The new fit out is for a brand new hut to be... [more]
Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April.
With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa... [more]
Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a £50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home.
The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]
To view the