FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

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Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

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Thank you all for the feedback.
I've uploaded a tweaked file which hopefully will be better quality and of uniform page size.
You may have to refresh your browser by clearing it's cache. The new file is larger at 15MB.

http://www.gramophonemuseum.com/francis-james.html

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Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

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Works fine for me, thank you Chunny, a great service to the gramophone community.
I acquired my copy from Frank when he repaired the horn of my Mk VIII. He still had a stash at the time.
Have tried sending you e'mails Chunny but suspect they may be ending up in your spam folder.
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Frank's Memorial Service, postponed because of Covid, will be held on Saturday 9th October 2021 at 2.00pm.
Aston Ingham Church, Aston Ingham, near Ross-on-Wye HR9 7LS, and afterwards in the Village Hall.
If you intend to go, please confirm your attendance with Peter James, email gourmetpj@gmail.com.
Many of us who were Frank's friends will have have already received personal invitations.

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Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

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Yes, I'll be going to pay my last respects to Frank.

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Roger and myself will be going to Frank's Service-would not miss it. I hope that as many that new him will make the effort to attend.
I think I had one of the first copies of "The E.M.G. Story" and Frank initialed it with a little note.
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What a beautiful and personal writing style had dear Francis! Energetic!
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Very sadly indeed Celestine and I will not be able to be there due to a prior wedding commitment. Please pass on our best and warmest thoughts to the family. A truly wonderful man.

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Frank's handwriting became a little shaky with advancing years. It reads :
"To Roger, who shares my irrational enthusiasm!"
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At long last Frank's family and friends were able to properly celebrate his life. After the Memorial Service we adjourned to the Village hall for tea, where Frank's EMG was already set up. Operated by two elderly DJ's (Alastair and myself) it provided welcome entertainment.

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Re: FRANK JAMES 1940-2020

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I never knew this man who obviously meant a lot to gramophone enthusiasts and collectors, but want to show my respect and condolences with this small message. :rose:

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