May I also report the passing of John Whickam [`irishgun`] , one of natures true gentlemen and a man of the mountains.
It was an honour to have known him.
AR DHEIS DE GO RAIBH A ANAM DILIS.
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Following this initial visit Malcolm would from time to time drop by. On his last visit we discussed his trip to Bhutan and the Takin he had seen. One of the old gentlemen of the gun and firearms industry who was well like and admired.
My sympathies along with the SD site go to his family.
Make you wonder if we are ever likely to see the likes of Malcolm Lyell again. The world in which he was raised and the society that allowed him to become the man that he was has gone.
We are all getting older
H, I did not know Wickham, but knew off him by reputation - which was very good.
Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......
What stories Mr Lyell could have told.......
A very sad passing indeed. Some years ago the Salisbury Auctioneers, Woolley & Wallis disposed of all his sporting trophies. There were some very nice headmounts, including two species of Markor, Blue sheep, Many diferent Ibex trophies including two full mount Ibex by Rowland Ward. There were a great many antler trophies including antlers on a plaster frontal of Schomburgks Deer.
He left as quietly as he moved amongst us. God speed for the journey and my sympathies to his family.
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