Remembering those who arrived and those who departed in 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, we remember some of the notable arrivals and departures of the year. Amongst them are:
Arrival: HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Fourth in line to the throne, Princess Charlotte was born on 2nd May. She was delivered by the surgeon-gynaecologist Alan Farthing, whose wife-to-be, the television presenter Jill Dando, was murdered on her doorstep in 1999.
Departure: Daniel Topolski
Daniel Topolski was a great man, a champion rower and is celebrated for having a presence that “dominated the Boat Race”. We picture him with his constant companion Basia Briggs and, forever more, his reassuring voice will be missed by many. He died on 21st February.
Departure: Harry Hyams
Hendon born Harry Hyams kept Centrepoint empty for years and was known as “the daddy of developers”. He was “intensely private” but prone to purchasing luxury items such as the Shemara, a yacht made famous by its owner Lady Docker’s extravagant antics.
Departure: Ena Baxter
“Born to make soup”, Ena Baxter turned her husband’s family business into an empire. She died on 15th January aged 90.
Departure: Sir Peter O’Sullevan
Aged 97, “The Voice of Racing” Sir Peter O’Sullevan passed away on 29th July. He was the BBC’s leading horse racing commentator from 1947 to 1997 and a regular at Chelsea restaurants including La Brasserie and the now defunct Elistano.
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