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Thread #153155   Message #3585566
Posted By: Tyke
19-Dec-13 - 11:50 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Geoff Wood, Leeds (1924-2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Geoff Wood, Leeds (1924-2013)
I only heard about Geoff passing yesterday you are going to be missed Geoff (I can see him in my mind flipping up his Glasses to read these post's). The stories about Geoff are many and astonishing, According to Geoff, who walked with a limp, he fitted his own artificial knee joint with a penknife. The joint which he designed himself, Geoff worked Chapel Alerton Hospital in Leeds a Hospital that specialized in artificial limbs; he made it to bend from side to side. Why? Well so he could still go skiing which he did every year until he was well into his late 70's. It seems like yesterday when I called into the Grove Inn one night to see Geoff's long time friend Brian Senior taking photographs of Geoff in the Pub on his 65th Birthday. The many, many stories about Geoff and his escapades should be recorded by those who were there at the time. It's sad to think that the noise of Geoff counting the Door and Raffle Takings in the Grove's small kitchen will no longer be heard through the closed door of the Groves Folk Club. Well he was going a little bit deaf and I'm certain he had no idea his counting could be heard! The days of Geoff Wood paying Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick 15 for doing the club and letting them sleep on the floor back at his cottage should be remembered. RIP Geoff no doubt I shall hear more about your antic's from your many friends in the years ahead. George Clarke