Fred's sad death

I WAS fortunate to meet Fred Pass at a talk he held at Walkley Library almost four years ago, some months after I'd read his wonderful book, Weerz Me Dad?

Tuesday, 25th September 2007, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd October 2007, 11:59 am

It was so funny, it took me two days to read just one paragraph - I couldn't read it without laughing at several attempts, and so much I cried. It is sad, poignant, happy, hilariously funny and should be read in all secondary schools as a historical reference for times long gone but still remembered by so many - a couple of chapters a week read out loud by a teacher might well encourage and improve levels of attendance; my then 14 year-old son loved it. I spent the first seven years of my life in the same area and found from reading the book that we went to the same GP.

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How sad is his passing for his family, friends, those he helped and all Sheffielders.

Bridget Doman