Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Our Super SWWJ President Victoria Wood's passing today

Victoria with her prizewinning cake on the Great British Bake Off.

Everyone is so very sad at the news of Victoria Wood's passing today.  How delighted we were when she agreed to be our present, just as her idol, Joyce Grenfell was in past times.  Today, we heard her talk on BBC Radio 4 about meeting Joyce backstage when Victoria was six. Coincidence, too, to learn that Joyce was Victoria's inspiration when she began writing her monologues.  

Here she is as a guest of honour at our Society's 120th anniversary celebrations at Stationers' Hall in London in 2014.  What a lovely day that was!

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