Tuesday, December 05, 2006

w.r.p. george r.i.p.

obit of the week from the telegraph for me - william richard philip george, nephew of david lloyd george, who died recently at the age of 94. recalling the era when his uncle was prime minister, the telegraph notes:

"... many of young William's earliest memories were of visits to his uncle. He recalled kicking a ball around in the walled garden at the back of No 10 Downing Street, and getting stuck in the lift, from which he had to be rescued, to his embarrassment, by his uncle and members of the cabinet. On a visit to Chequers, aged eight, he was bitten on the ankle by a guard dog and needed medical treatment after the wound became infected. He recalled being driven with his uncle through cheering crowds to Downing Street at the end of the First World War."

mr. george was a former archdruid of wales.

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