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IT was sad to hear of the passing of Burt Bell recently. Burt used to run the old Rowntrees pensioners’ choir, where I was hired to rattle the old piano.
We would always finish a concert with We’ll Meet Again when we played at old people’s homes.
A decade ago, Burt would be a young 85 in those days, and his favourite song was Who’s Taking You Home Tonight, which was the last waltz for a previous generation.
There was a slight hiccup in our routine when we were all thrown out of the dining block at Rowntrees, along with their brass band and a lot of other groups when Nestlé sold off the building.
We’ll meet again, Burt.
Allan Denney, Catesby house, Holgate Road, York.
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