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Bill remembered

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Oldies, many of them golden, turned out in force at the memorial event for former bre chief and Bickerdike Allen founder Bill Allen, held at Waddesdon Manor last week. Patrick and Mary Harrison, Sir Bernard Feilden, David Rock and many more attended the event in the stables of the opulent Rothschild mansion for which Allen designed a lighting scheme. When he died suddenly before Christmas, he was working on lighting for several Oxbridge colleges and re-lighting the Guggenheim Museum in Lisbon, a workload that prompted him to write to a friend shortly before his death, 'retirement - phooey!' He will be much missed.

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