Hats off to Bobby

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By ALASTAIR McINTYRE

Believe it or not, this picture was taken upstairs at the Old Bell pub in Fleet Street in 1994 after a memorial service for former deputy night editor Bob Cocksworth. And the woman wearing the fez is Bob's widow, Linda.

In fact it was Linda's suggestion that we swap hats, so I ended up wearing her black creation and she took my fez, which she had specifically asked that I wear at the memorial. I was happy to oblige. 

It was what Bobby would have wanted. 

Probably.

Pictured from left are Saul Cocksworth, Bob Smith, Keith Ging, Linda Cocksworth, Pat Wooding and a plumptious Alastair McIntyre. He still has the suit.


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