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Griff Jones: funeral details

The death has been announced of Griff Jones at the age of 86 years. A dancer and musician with the Lutterworth Morris Men, he also taught a boys’ team at the local grammar school where he was a teacher.

He was heavily involved with the Sidmouth Festival in the 1960s and 70s when, at different times, he ran the folk song events in the Beach Store, and the dance swappers club at which English dancers and members of the international dance teams learned each other’s dances. He served for several terms, spanning the 1960s to the 1990s, on the Board (previously known as National Executive) of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), including a period as vice-chair. He was also involved in the early years of Folk Camps.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at the United Reformed Church, Lutterworth on Friday 20 September at 4.30pm.

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