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Op woensdag 10 januari 2018 00:15:02 UTC+1 schreef Norman Lynagh:
I learned this evening that Philip Eden died last week.


Like everyone else, I am very sad to hear this.

I have happy memories of taking part in discussions with him here on uk.sci..weather, going back nearly 20 years. I always felt it was a privilege that someone with a strictly amateur interest in the weather like myself had the chance to talk to a real professional, as he unquestionably was.

About 10 years ago, when I mentioned on the news group that I would be away for a few days to attend my mother's funeral, Philip took the trouble to send me a very kind personal e-mail offering his sympathy, a gesture to someone he only knew online which I very much appreciated.

My condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Colin Youngs
Brussels

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On Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:55:22 UTC, Colin Youngs wrote:
Op woensdag 10 januari 2018 00:15:02 UTC+1 schreef Norman Lynagh:
I learned this evening that Philip Eden died last week.


Like everyone else, I am very sad to hear this.

I have happy memories of taking part in discussions with him here on uk.sci.weather, going back nearly 20 years. I always felt it was a privilege that someone with a strictly amateur interest in the weather like myself had the chance to talk to a real professional, as he unquestionably was.

About 10 years ago, when I mentioned on the news group that I would be away for a few days to attend my mother's funeral, Philip took the trouble to send me a very kind personal e-mail offering his sympathy, a gesture to someone he only knew online which I very much appreciated.

My condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Colin Youngs
Brussels


Seconded.

It was a pity that he was fooled into believing Glowalls and sad that though he lived long enough to see the end of the scam, it is not likely that he understood the outcome.

God will make the judgements on those that do have the ability to make correct discernments from now on.
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On 9 Jan 2018 23:15:00 GMT, "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.


This is very sad news. I echo the many comments by others about the
help he was always happy to give to us amateurs, whatever our the
level of our experience and knowledge. I recall having a very
interesting discussion with him a few years ago about the now defunct
Solent MRSC SYNOP station and likely reasons for its sometimes suspect
maximum temperatures in summer.

RIP Philip, you will be missed.

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On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 23:15:02 UTC, 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.

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Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


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On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 23:15:02 UTC, 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.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


Philip helped me a lot in ways he would never have imagined.
Thank you and God bless,

Ken
Copley
Teesdale



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On 11/01/2018 08:11, Ken Cook wrote:
On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 23:15:02 UTC, 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.

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


Philip helped me a lot in ways he would never have imagined.
Thank you and God bless,

Ken
Copley
Teesdale


Sad news.
Philip was a most approacheable person and always willing to provide
help when I enquired on weather matters. He offered suggestions and
ideas when I was developing my websites and writing articles. I also
spent a day at his Whipsnade place in order to collect data from his
library. I last heard from him, in early 2014, not long after moving up
here.

RIP Philip

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George in Swanston, Edinburgh, 580'asl
www.swanstonweather.co.uk


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