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On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:36:36 AM UTC, Ian wrote:

The fact he was happy to guide and encourage an enthusiastic amateur Like myself speaks volumes for his character.


I think this is the most important thing coming through about everyone's interactions with him that speaks absolute volumes.

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On 09/01/2018 23:15, Norman Lynagh wrote:
I learned this evening that Philip Eden died last week. As many will
know, Philip had been in a care home for some time suffering from
dementia.

I have known Philip for a very long time. We first worked together more
than 40 years ago and our paths have crossed frequently since then. He
was, and still is in a way, a significant part of my professional
career. He became a good friend as well as a colleague and I shall miss
him.

Philip was the instigator of this newsgroup. The diminishing number of
us who still populate the group owe him a great deal. The
meteorological community has lost one of its great enthusiasts.

RIP.

I, too, am sad to hear of Philip's death. I spoke to him on the phone
occasionally when I was in the Met Office Press Office, something he
remembered years later when I had an email discussion with him about
(amongst other things) a Jardi rate of rain recorder at Kew Observatory.
He knew far more than me but didn't talk down to me. He shall indeed be
missed.
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I knew Philip for several years while at the Telegraph and we regularly had lunch together. A truly lovely man as well as a giant in his field. This is very upsetting news particularly as I lost touch with him when his illness took hold.
Does anybody know anything about funeral arrangements?
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I knew Philip for several years while at the Telegraph and we regularly had
lunch together. A truly lovely man as well as a giant in his field. This is
very upsetting news particularly as I lost touch with him when his illness
took hold.
Does anybody know anything about funeral arrangements?


I have received a message from Stephen Burt concerning the sad news. I
understand that Philip's brothers are handling the funeral arrangements.
There is a contact address below.

Details of the funeral arrangements will follow in a few days, but
anyone interested in attending should contact David Eden
at



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Many thanks, Bernard. Would you be able to post David's email address again as that doesn't seem to work? Thanks.


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On Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:26:26 -0800 (PST)
Richard Dixon wrote:

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:36:36 AM UTC, Ian wrote:

The fact he was happy to guide and encourage an enthusiastic amateur Like
myself speaks volumes for his character.


I think this is the most important thing coming through about everyone's
interactions with him that speaks absolute volumes.


Yes. But he was argumentative (not a bad thing). He and I had to agree to
differ and not speak to each other after he called me "an extreme objectivist"
back in 1996 in an argument over what constituted "cold" or "warm" conditions.
I still laugh at that as I tend to be quite loose generally. He was
considered a little "prickly" too sometimes in his dealings with the MetO but
actually engendered a great deal of respect there as well. But his writings and
work speak volumes and will be an inspiration I'm sure for young amateurs
coming through now.

Will
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I learned this evening that Philip Eden died last week.



That's sad news - though I suppose that one could look on it as a
merciful release.

As many will
know, Philip had been in a care home for some time suffering from
dementia.

I have known Philip for a very long time. We first worked together more
than 40 years ago and our paths have crossed frequently since then. He
was, and still is in a way, a significant part of my professional
career. He became a good friend as well as a colleague and I shall miss
him.

Philip was the instigator of this newsgroup. The diminishing number of
us who still populate the group owe him a great deal. The
meteorological community has lost one of its great enthusiasts.

RIP.


Indeed. I hope he will receive in the media the tributes that he
deserves.
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John Hall "George the Third
Ought never to have occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder." E.C.Bentley (1875-1956)
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Many thanks, Bernard. Would you be able to post David's email address
again as that doesn't seem to work? Thanks.


Justin.

I have checked with my source, and David's e-mail address is confirmed as:



I am afraid that is as far as I can check.


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If you are using google groups, you have to confirm that you are not a robot, then it should work.

Graham
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Very sad news indeed.

As everyone has already remarked, he was always so helpful and knowledgeable and he had a wicked sense of humour as well.

I always felt honoured when he took the time to, not just reply to my posts, but research the point in question.

He once spent a considerable amount of time researching my location in the Yorkshire Wolds in a discussion about frost hollows; there are very few people who would have taken the time to even respond.

I was saddened when he was taken ill, as I never had the opportunity to discuss the weather at his French property, not so very far from where I am now.

Thank-you Philip for all your knowledge, contributions and interest.


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