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Tribute to the Rt Hon Frank Dobson PC – Seven Dials Trust Patron – who has died at the age of 79

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:00

Our trustees were deeply saddened to hear that Frank Dobson has passed away.

Frank was a great supporter of the Trust and our work over many years and one of our Patrons. His wit and many words of advice will be missed by us all.

David Bieda, the Trust chairman, says: “We were close friends for almost 50 years, and I shall miss his friendship, wit and wide-ranging knowledge.”  


Frank Dobson MP at our Seven Dials Monument Unveiling and Foundation 17th Century Dinner 1989Frank Dobson with Superstars Wajid and Zaynah Uddin (6 and 8) and Felicity Rigby Kaner (7), children of trustees, at the ‘A History Lesson for London’ event unveiling our four 30’ high giant history banners in 2011

Left: Frank Dobson MP at our Seven Dials Monument Unveiling and Foundation 17th Century Dinner in 1989. Right: Frank Dobson with Superstars Wajid and Zaynah Uddin (6 and 8) and Felicity Rigby Kaner (7), children of trustees, at the ‘A History Lesson for London’ event unveiling our four 30’ high giant history banners in 2011.

  The Seven Dials Monument Foundation Dinner 
www.sevendials.com/the-sundial-pillar/foundation-dinner

  The Seven Dials Monument Unveiling Ceremony
www.sevendials.com/the-sundial-pillar/the-unveiling-ceremony

  A History Lesson for London
Four 30’ high history banners featuring: Thomas Neale MP – The Great Projector and creator of Seven Dials; Edward Pierce – the greatest mason and sculptor of the seventeenth century and creator of the Sundial Pillar; Neale’s lotteries and the 1694 Lottery Box;and Why Build Seven Streets? 
www.sevendials.com/projects/all-projects/item/51-a-history-lesson-for-london


We will all remember his work as an MP over many years and his support for the NHS both in Government and in Opposition.

Our Trustees send their best thoughts and good wishes to Dr Janet Dobson (Frank’s wife) and the family.

 

 

OBITUARY

  Frank Dobson obituary: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/12/frank-dobson-obituary 

 

NEWS

(The Guardian)

  Friends pay tribute to ex-MP, 79, who represented Holborn and St Pancras for 36 years: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/12/frank-dobson-former-labour-health-secretary-dies 

  The veteran Labour politician Frank Dobson, who served as health secretary under Tony Blair, has died aged 79: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50391439 

(The Times)

  Former Labour health secretary Frank Dobson dies at 79: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/former-labour-health-secretary-frank-dobson-dies-at-79-ssvbnhm2j# 

 

OTHER

(Parliament.uk)

  Rt Hon Frank Dobson Constituency, Electoral history, Parliamentary career, Select committees: https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/frank-dobson/180/ 

(Birkbeck, University of London)

  Honorary Fellow: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/about-us/fellows/frank-dobson 

(The Seven Dials Trust)

  Patron: https://sevendials.com/about-us/patrons 

 

 

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