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modeng200025/11/2021 17:01:07
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I see from the Model Engineering web site run by David Carpenter that Ted Jolliffe has died. I had many sage conversations with Ted, not always about model engineering. His contribution to Model Engineer was much appreciated.


Edited By modeng2000 on 25/11/2021 17:01:32

derek hall 125/11/2021 17:21:07
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I remember John raising the standard of the ME and always ensured that there was a large variety of projects and interesting information in every issue.

A sad loss, my condolences to all his family and friends


derek hall 125/11/2021 19:29:39
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Edit,...meant to say Ted not John...oops sorry...

modeng200026/11/2021 17:24:31
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Derek, I would like to think I helped Ted somewhat in this task.


Neil Wyatt26/11/2021 17:32:26
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Ted wrote his own obituary, which appeared in the most recent Model Engineer, a couple of weeks ago.

I never actually met Ted, but we spoke by phone a few times and corresponded by email, most recently only a month or so ago.

Ironically, his last contribution to MEW appeared in issue 309, around the same time.

Rest in peace, Ted, you brought a lot to our hobby.


Nigel Bennett26/11/2021 18:05:51
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I was much saddened to hear of Ted's passing. I met him a couple of times; on the first occasion he - well, more accurately son John - was trying to photograph a very nice 3" Allchin at a track in Lancashire. I rather got in the way of things - unintentionally - and it having eventually penetrated my thick skull what was going on, I stood back and had a very pleasant conversation with Ted as John got busy. I took a photo of the scene. John's photo eventually graced the front cover of ME - as many of his photos did.

I wrote to Ted shortly after, and enclosed a copy of my photo, showing John crouching down at a very uncomfortable angle to get his photo of the Allchin. Ted duly published my "Photo of a photographer" in one of his Smoke Rings to illustrate how cover photos were obtained.

Ted also worked like a Trojan to boost the ME Exhibitions (sigh.. remember them...?) and drove up and down the country to collect and subsequently return models and exhibits from model engineering clubs. Usually in appalling weather... We got to see a lot of exhibits that would otherwise have stayed in the far reaches of the country.

Ted was very helpful when I ran my Clayton steam wagon at one of the exhibitions - another of his excellent ideas was the "Clayton Driver of the Year" competition.

Great idea to write your own obituary, though; at least there's nobody to blame if it's incorrect!


Bob Worsley14/02/2022 18:43:08
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All through the 90's I exhibited at the model shows, and the arrival of Ted, with Harold Hall, Greg Sheppard and Mike Chrisp always resulted in a nice chat.

Added to the work he did on the magazine.

I will remember him, all of them, plus Barry Jordan and Roy Darlington.

Thanks chaps.

colin hawes16/02/2022 12:39:28
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I met Ted at a Brighton Modelworld exhibition where we discussed articles I had written for M.E.; he was very pleasant to talk to and I would like to offer my condolences. Colin

Brian Baker 116/02/2022 13:26:50
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Very sad news for the whole world of Model Engineering, and like many I enjoyed a chat with him. I offer condolences to his family.

Brian B

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