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Obit: Archie Tawney (brother of Cyril) 27 May '14

14 Oct 13 - 07:30 AM (#3566746)
Subject: Archie Tawney
From: C Stuart Cook

Cyril Tawney's older brother Archie's name will not be as familiar to as many people as Cyril's. However in the Manchester area Archie (or Ash) is well known. Also to Lancaster Maritime Festival goers and the the many artists who went through the clubs he used to run.

Last week in the XKeys in Uppermill the news came through that whilst Archie has not been around in the local clubs for some time he is still with us and now living in a home in Audenshaw and visitied regularly by Dennis Hayworth. No doubt still singing Cyrils songs in his own distinct way.

Lovely man.No man wearing a duffle coat downed a rum with such panache, but after being at Dunkirk at the start of WW11 and at the end with a few arctic voyages to Russia between, he was entitled to.


14 Oct 13 - 07:48 AM (#3566748)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: The Sandman

lovely guy


14 Oct 13 - 07:49 AM (#3566751)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: Brian Peters

Yes, a lovely man. Anyone who visits him, please pass on my best. Do you know the address of the home, Stuart?


14 Oct 13 - 09:31 AM (#3566776)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: r.padgett

Yes I remember meeting Archie on only one occasion at afolk club on the Manchester side o'Pennines

Hope he is enjoying his life and songs still

Ray


14 Oct 13 - 04:00 PM (#3566878)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: Noreen

I was only telling someone about Archie a few weeks ago, and wondering how he was, not having heard of him since I left Manchester. I used to enjoy sitting next to him at Dave Jones' club in Droylsden and hearing his songs and stories.

If there's an address to sent a note to it would be nice, or perhaps Dennis could pass on our good wishes?


14 Oct 13 - 05:25 PM (#3566895)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: Barb'ry

Please add mine name (Barbara) to the good wishes - indeed he is a lovely man.


15 Oct 13 - 02:40 AM (#3566965)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: C Stuart Cook

Which home didn't filter through in the message but I'll ask on Wednesday when Phil Hare will be charming us with his easy going. non-political crooning. I should coco.


11 Feb 14 - 06:03 PM (#3600532)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: GUEST,fred

I know archie i care for him all i can say is what a man. and for those concerned he still loves his tipple and i love his knowledge wicked sense of humour he is a young man in a older body
for anyone who truly wants to know more i would obviously expect you to understand that i would have to confirm with archie first and next of kin but sure he would love to hear from you pleaae do not reply if fake as i will be contacting next of kin and make them aware if genuine thx would mean a lot to him x


12 Feb 14 - 06:45 AM (#3600672)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: RoyH (Burl)

Please give him my regards. I first met him at a Manchester folk club many years ago, and always looked forward to seeing him at Lancaster. Cyril Tawney was one of my very best friends on the folk scene and I am so sad that neither he nor Rosemary are no longer with us. It's great news that Archie IS still with us, and for a long time yet I hope.
Incidentally, when I first met him he told me he was oftren called Ash, because of his initials, A.S>H. Tawney. Yes please, mention my name to him. Roy Harris.


12 Feb 14 - 05:45 PM (#3600880)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: GUEST,fred

I will thank you so much. I know he will be so pleased i told him about this page. We laughed as we agreed he is famous bless him i have been a carer for 18 yrs plus and met some people with fantastic stories but feel so fortunate to be a friend to such a lovely man. From what i have read he has not changed. Thankyou again for reply takecare. Fred


13 Feb 14 - 02:57 AM (#3601007)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: C Stuart Cook

Thanks Fred. We've had a couple of attempts to pin down the home from discusssions but not managed to be precise and I've not seen Dennis either, so I haven't re-posted.

In the meantime I can say that all the usual reprobates at the Buffet Bar, The Cross Keys, The Wharf and a few others wish him all the best.


28 May 14 - 06:16 PM (#3628792)
Subject: RE: Archie Tawney
From: GUEST,fred

Im so sad to say archie sadly past this morning .
I was so lucky to have met such a great character and friend.
I will treasure the memories always. Words can't express how much I will miss him. I will have a rum for you my dear friend. God bless and sleep tight xx


29 May 14 - 06:56 AM (#3628828)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: Waddon Pete

I was very sorry to hear this. My condolences to all those who knew and loved him. I have added his name to the "In Memoriam" thread.

RIP

Peter


29 May 14 - 07:08 AM (#3628833)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: Joan from Wigan

So sorry to hear this. I haven't see Archie for a few years, but have very fond memories of him. If anyone knows of funeral arrangements, please share them here.


29 May 14 - 10:12 AM (#3628888)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: RoyH (Burl)

Fond memories of a grand bbloke. Rest in peace dear old Archie,give my regards to Cyril and Rosemary..


29 May 14 - 10:19 AM (#3628891)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: GUEST,fred

Im so sad to say archie sadly past this morning .
I was so lucky to have met such a great character and friend.
I will treasure the memories always. Words can't express how much I will miss him. I will have a rum for you my dear friend. God bless and sleep tight xx


29 May 14 - 05:23 PM (#3629000)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: The Sandman

RIP ARCHIE, SO LONG IT WAS GOOD TO KNOW YOU.


29 May 14 - 09:56 PM (#3629044)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: Ross Campbell

So sorry to get this news. Ron and I met Archie just the once, when we did one of our Red Duster maritime shows at the Open Door Folk Club a few years back. He contributed a few songs that evening, a distinctive voice and I'm glad to have met him.
Ross


31 May 14 - 11:57 AM (#3629350)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: GUEST

I have been in contact with his cousin archie has donated his body for research bless.
But they will be a memorial in June as soon as I know the details I will be in touch miss him so much he will be in my heart forever .


01 Jun 14 - 03:29 AM (#3629451)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: r.padgett

Thanks for the update god bless

Ray


03 Jun 14 - 07:20 AM (#3629906)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: C Stuart Cook

His presence will be remembered at the Wharf tonight and X Keys tomorrow by many who knew, drank and sang with him.

He was 94 earlier this year. He had an endless number of stories about his war service. Principally he was at Dunkirk at the beginning and he was there at the end of the war keeping a check on the German Force that was simply left behind and ordered to stay put by the Allies as they went forward. In between he served in the Arctic Convoys.

Cheers Ash.


04 Jun 14 - 11:01 AM (#3630280)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: GUEST,colin smith

I am Archie Tawney's cousin. Three years ago he fell and broke his hip and my wife and I travelled from our home in Hampshire to Ashton-u-lyne and stayed for a period of five weeks during which time we got him re-housed in sheltered accommodation in Ashton House in Hyde. At Archie's request we took over his affairs and "watched" over him, visiting regularly, some 2 or 3 times annually. On 24th May this year he told me he wasn't well and I got the emergency doctor to visit who got him admitted to Tameside Hospital(not exactly kicking and screaming, but under protest) We travelled up on 27th having been told that his condition had worsened. Shortly after we got to the hospital he passed away, painlessly and in a warm and safe place. My wife and I then had to carry out all arrangements and clear his flat. There was no funeral because he had made arrangements to bequeath his body to Manchester University for teaching purposes. This was done. There will be a cremation ceremony some time next year. I told the Pathologist about Archies liking for Rum, and he said he might not have to embalm him in that case, and that he would advise the Crematorium to "light the blue touchpaper and retire" It is nice to see all the comments posted about him on this site. We have the fondest memories of him as it seems a lot of other people have. Should anyone want further details I can be contacted on 01329662875 or colinsmith876@talktalk.net Archie's favourite charity was the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Should anyone wish to make a donation to them I'm sure Archie will smile on them from wherever he has gone to.


05 Jun 14 - 07:23 AM (#3630486)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: Brian Peters

Sad news, but happy memories.
Brian


05 Jun 14 - 08:19 AM (#3630497)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: C Stuart Cook

At the X-keys in Uppermill, last night, we had Fred Loader as the guest. Fred, Jim the organiser and everyone there all knew Archie to some degree and had many stories to tell about Archie. Jim did a couple of songs Archie would always ask for.

There was much laughter and general mickey taking of the kind Archie used be an enthusiastic partaker of.

There were particular memories of his 80th birthday party concert organised (2000) by Dennis at the Church Inn at Millbrook where Cyril was the main guest. Both stayed at the Church overnight and went to bed well oiled and mellow.


05 Jun 14 - 05:03 PM (#3630589)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: GUEST,A Fitton

Goodnight God Bless Archie XXXX


08 Jul 14 - 11:02 AM (#3640164)
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Tawney 2014
From: GUEST

Fond memories of Archie from great nights at the Open Door Folk Club in't owden days.
Nat Clare