The late Brian Watson.

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Family flowers only please.

For anyone who would like to make donations in memory of Brian Watson, his family have chosen The Orwell Foundation “which seems to fit well with our father’s passion for reading, writing, debating politics and highlighting what he felt were social and political injustices. Orwell’s ambition was ‘to make political writing into an art’ and the Foundation awards annual Orwell Prizes, including a Youth Prize for young writers, to celebrate books and journalism which uncover hidden lives and confront uncomfortable truths, promoting the values of integrity, decency and fidelity. We think Dad would approve.”

Further details from funeral directors Ivan Fisher via

John Spink

A memorial service celebrating the life of the well-known watercolour dealer John Spink will be held on Tuesday, June 20, at 11am at St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL. All welcome – if planning to attend please rsvp to: