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Online maidstonevillain

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Ian Lavender.
« on: February 05, 2024, 02:10:52 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68204488

I know he is in the deathwatch thread, but deserves an entry here.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2024, 02:24:44 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68204488

I know he is in the deathwatch thread, but deserves an entry here.
Shame the stupid boys at the BBC don't know his team's colours. Their obituary says:

Pike was the "stupid boy" (after Captain Mainwaring's constant put-down) in a woolly purple and blue scarf (a nod to Lavender's home team Aston Villa)

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2024, 02:31:44 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68204488

I know he is in the deathwatch thread, but deserves an entry here.


Shame the stupid boys at the BBC don't know his team's colours. Their obituary says:

Pike was the "stupid boy" (after Captain Mainwaring's constant put-down) in a woolly purple and blue scarf (a nod to Lavender's home team Aston Villa)


The obit to which Frank is referring.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50099223

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2024, 02:48:26 PM »

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2024, 02:55:47 PM »
It's news to me that he was in Eastenders. 

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2024, 03:08:34 PM »
A friend was a few years behind him at school. He said at that age he was a fantastic actor and in one part in a school play it was amazing to see a female character who you could not recognise as your mate Ian. He had to stay on a year to get the exam marks needed for his stage school. What a wonderful legacy that when you are remembered it is with a smile.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2024, 04:01:10 PM »
My Dad was a couple of years behind him at school and I'm sure they went to a few Villa games together in the 60s?

RIP

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2024, 04:22:24 PM »
My Dad was a couple of years behind him at school and I'm sure they went to a few Villa games together in the 60s?

RIP

Bournville Tech?

My dad had was a barber in Northfield and Pike and his brother were regulars in the shop. We’ve just been chatting about it and he said that when he was in Dad’s Army he’d still come in and that their apprentice at the time was always starstruck. He also said that he was prematurely grey which obviously wasn’t a good look for the part so had to have it dyed.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2024, 04:25:35 PM »
My Dad was a couple of years behind him at school and I'm sure they went to a few Villa games together in the 60s?

RIP

Bournville Tech?

My dad had was a barber in Northfield and Pike and his brother were regulars in the shop. We’ve just been chatting about it and he said that when he was in Dad’s Army he’d still come in and that their apprentice at the time was always starstruck. He also said that he was prematurely grey which obviously wasn’t a good look for the part so had to have it dyed.


Might of been junior school?  I'll ask him at the game tomorrow.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2024, 10:27:57 PM »
Apparently he has a brother who lives in King's Norton.

I'd imagine the Pike Villa Scarf would have been one of the earliest items mentioned in the "Sacred Colours" thread!

RIP Ian.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2024, 07:32:38 PM »
There was a tribute on the big screens. However, it was played at 7:15 pm, so there weren’t many people in the seats.

Hopefully they’ll play it again at HT

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2024, 06:46:37 PM »
My Dad was a couple of years behind him at school and I'm sure they went to a few Villa games together in the 60s?

RIP

Bournville Tech?

My dad had was a barber in Northfield and Pike and his brother were regulars in the shop. We’ve just been chatting about it and he said that when he was in Dad’s Army he’d still come in and that their apprentice at the time was always starstruck. He also said that he was prematurely grey which obviously wasn’t a good look for the part so had to have it dyed.


Might of been junior school?  I'll ask him at the game tomorrow.

My Dad did go to Bournville Tech with him but he was a few years older. Ian was the head boy. He didn’t go to any games with him so I’ve misremembered that.

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Re: Ian Lavender.
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2024, 11:19:12 AM »
Possibly my favourite interview.

https://thebirminghampress.com/2013/02/local-hero-ian-lavender-talks-to-the-press/

Wonderful. I get the feeling you could have stayed chatting on and on, like old friends.

Sigh.

 


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