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Peter Ford

Obituary of Peter Ford, school teacher; born 18 September, 1914, in Co Durham; died 27 July, 2007, in Edinburgh, aged 92.

To generations of boys at the Edinburgh Academy, Peter Ford was an approachable and friendly figure who imparted his own knowledge and love of geography with a fervour and was a popular member of the common room for 25 years. Ford could at times seem aloof – he was, in fact, a shy man, but his relaxed personality commanded respect in the classroom. He was greatly involved in many of the school’s musical activities and, for many years, was in charge of the annual play or operetta. To these he brought an immense love (and knowledge) of theatre and a determination to present as polished a production as possible.

He made unsung contributions to various institutions in Edinburgh, notably at Inverleith Parish Church, where he was organist for many years. He also played the music for many funerals at Warriston Crematorium.

Full story at The Scotsman.

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