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Offline Pelican

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Identification of person in photo please
« on: Monday 06 July 20 01:32 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help me identify the man in this photo please. I am sure he is a British TV personality, I know his face but cannot put a name to him. I am pretty certain the person has passed away. Photo date is probably 1965/70. The photo has a connection for a late member of the family. My thanks.

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 July 20 09:31 BST (UK) »
It looks to me, as you said he was likely a celebrity, to be Dave Suich.
He plays in The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Dave+Suich

That would make the photo more recent though, or unless he's aged really well. Either way he's absolutely amazing on the ukulele.

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 July 20 09:45 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I had a good look, Trystan, but he is too late as you say. This photo was taken in the 1960s. He was more or less middle aged then.

As you say he is quite a musician.


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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 July 20 09:51 BST (UK) »
Was his dad a celebrity?

Has he got a leather apron on there in the picture, or perhaps fishing waders?
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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 July 20 10:07 BST (UK) »
Was his dad a celebrity?

Has he got a leather apron on there in the picture, or perhaps fishing waders?

I wonder if he's trout or salmon fishing, possibly he has a landing net on the lanyard around his neck.

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 July 20 11:23 BST (UK) »
I don't think it's David Suich - all the pictures of him show a cleft in his chin. And he's not holding a ukulele.
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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 July 20 13:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks for trying to help.

He had been fishing for trout in the River Test that day and the photo was probably taken afterwards by again probably a fellow trout fisherman.

The River Test fishing was by invitation of the owner of that stretch of the river. Usually well off folk or well known.

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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 July 20 14:41 BST (UK) »
could it be Donald Campbell
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Re: Identification of person in photo please
« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 July 20 14:44 BST (UK) »
The neck string was possibly for his wading staff!

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