We are sad to announce the passing away of Barry Gendler, one of the key writers of our book, and a good friend.
Barry Gendler 1931 – 2017
We know that Barry has been ill for a long time now, but he finally passed away Tuesday night, 21st February 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, in the East-End of London. Barry’s wife, Josie was with him.
Barry will always be remembered as a driving member of the book team. He was a proud East-Ender, and spent most of his life behind the seat of his London Taxi.
Everyone involved in the creation of ‘Tales by Eastenders’ would like to pass their respects to Josie and their family on this sad occasion.
Here are some of the photo’s we have of Barry, and this is how we will always remember him.
SORRY BUT WE ARE ALL AILING AT THE MOMENT
The whole team together(almost): Back: Mark Mapstone, Alistair Goodbody, JanWillam Van Den Bosch, Middle: Sarah Ainslie, Kunde Taylor (Sundial Centre Manager), Violet Davis (standing in for Sally Flood) , Ann Hamblin. Front: Barry Gendler, Dorothy Lloyd
Photo taken at the launch of “Tales by Eastenders”
You may have noticed that there have not been many entries onto this site recently.
This has been the result of a speight of bad health permeating throughout our team at the moment.
The writers and team have all been taken ill in one way or another, ranging from having replacement joints fitted to having pacemakers installed! Slowly but surely they’re all becoming bionic. (But can you replace a writing finger?)
Sadly this is the problem when dealing with youngsters the way we do.
Although we are unable to come out to you, you are still able to buy the book from the usual outlets, and relive our memories that way.
Once we have a team able to do our reading sessions again, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime I wish the team health and happiness.