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A Story That Needs to be Told

This is a story that needs to be told, and retold. As Rui points out this is a story that matters [^]. Even though this is important in it’s own right it is a part of bigger story.

 Miep Gies

Miep Gies [^] was a secretary during World War 2. The thing that makes her so interesting is her boss’s daughter – Anne Frank. Miep was one of the group that helped to hide and support the Franks, another family and a lone dentist; eight people in all. Mrs Gies passed away in January aged 100, the last of the Frank carers.

Without this lady, and her colleagues, we wouldn’t have the Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl [^]. A book that I had been meaning to read had now made it as my next read.

Tony Hart

I saw today that one of my childhood staples has left us.  Tony Hart, the television artist from “Take Hart” and “Hartbeat” died on the 18th January at the age of 83. 

Tony Hart was always enthusiastic about his work, and was known to use almost any medium to produce work.  On one occasion he painted an elephant on a runway with whitewash, another time producing a work by suspending paint-filled Fairy Liquid bottles over a paper-covered floor.  His style and fun-filled attitude have helped to encourage generations of budding artists, as well as entertaining those of us who are less able.

My enduring memory of Tony is of  his clay Aardman-created side-kick, Morph [^].  Good-Bye Mr Hart.


Links: BBC News Obituary [^], Tony Hart Official Website [^].