20/05/2024
Norwich, GB 17 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)
Pat Hume

PAT HUME, aged 83

An unsung hero of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Pat Hume, wife of SDLP politician John Hume made a largely unrecognised contribution to ending the Troubles in Northern Ireland. She was the consumate politician’s wife, whilst bringing up her family.

Don Poynter

DON POYNTER, aged 96

Ever felt the need for a talking toilet seat? Or a walking golf ball? Or a mystery light bulb that illuminates in your hand? Then Don Poynter is your man.

Yvonne Pope Sintes in 1964

YVONNE POPE SINTES, aged 90

She always wanted to fly but faced an uphill struggle to achieve her aims. She became Britain’s first female air traffic controller and then the first woman commercial pilot. She was a ‘Trailblazer in Flight’.

Fake Tank

GILBERT SELTZER, aged 106

Later to be an accomplished architect, Gilbert’s war service was particularly unusual. He belonged to a military unit that officially never existed: The Ghost Army.