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The Rt Hon Frank Dobson PC (1940-2019) – The Trust Patron

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:00

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Trust Patron Frank Dobson. Frank was a great supporter of the Trust and our work over many years. His wit and many words of advice will be missed by us all.

Trust chairman David Bieda 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 Frank's work as an MP over many years and his support for the NHS both in Government and in Opposition.

 

 OBITUARY

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

  Frank Dobson obituary in the British Medical Journal Download Print Version

Frank Dobson obituary in the British Medical Journal, 11 Jan 2020

 

 

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 — Birkbeck, University of London: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/about-us/fellows/frank-dobson 

(The Seven Dials Trust)

  Patron  The Seven Dials Trust: View Screenshot 2019 

 

 

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