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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

THE LAST OF THE CHELSEA GRAND DAMES

Larger than life itself
The Dame doesn't normally 'do' social diary stuff, but she felt she had to pay her obeisances to that truly remarkable Chelsea lady, the late Marisa Masters.
The funeral Mass took place at the Little Oratory and was celebrated by Father McHardy who clearly had never seen such an unconventional hearse
He handled it with great sang-froid

Marisa was never, in life or death, someone to stick with boring convention and the picture below testifies to that.

Her late husband, Lindsay, was the force behind the phenomenal growth of Haymarket Publishing.

Though Michael Heseltine claimed to have started Campaign, in reality, it was Marisa and Lindsay who came up with the idea. 
In fact, the first issue was made up on their kitchen table!
But then Heseltine is a politician..... truth and politics are uncomfortable bedfellows as we all know.

5 comments:

  1. there seems to be a chunk of text missing

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    1. The Dame's 'Go To' Person18 May 2016 at 12:28

      Where?

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    2. my mistake. I Take it "campaign" refers to the magazine of that name in which case the sentence about Heseltine makes sense

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  2. RIP dear lady.. We never knew her or of her...Alas! we don't move in those circles. Very nice of our Dame to mention her...

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    1. THE DAME'S DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL19 May 2016 at 16:01

      I am sure she had some very genteel badger friends in her circle

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