The all in one consolidated RIP thread Page 119

When I was working for HJ Heinz in the late 60s, he developed the freeze-drying process with Heinz, their first product being peas, which were the simplest for that process - I remember it well!! Erin peas in a packet - just add hot water.

So basically, he then joined the company as MD of the UK operation, being so successful he got the call from the US parent company in Pittsburgh, eventually becoming the Chairman of Heinz in 1987 - the first non-family member to hold that post.

Was also a successful Irish rugby player, who has died age 88.

He was also VERY, VERY, VERY rich.

Sorry Herc. I'm confused!

Who are you taking about? Erin peas? Who joined as the first non-family MD?

Herc doing his Abe Simpson impression again

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Quote: Chappers @ 19th May 2024, 8:18 PM

Sorry Herc. I'm confused!

Who are you taking about? Erin peas? Who joined as the first non-family MD?

😆 I wrote all that and never mentioned his name.....................I am old you know.

Tony O'Reily died aged 88

https://www.theguardian.com/media/article/2024/may/18/tony-oreilly-one-of-irelands-leading-business-figures-dies-aged-88

Frank Ifield, 86. I remember him.

Quote: Billy Bunter @ 20th May 2024, 9:45 AM

Frank Ifield, 86. I remember him.

One of his children went to the same school as mine in Harpenden, and I met him a couple of times.

What did he 'taught you?

"Rugby league legend Rob Burrow dies aged 41"

Rest In Peace - what a tragic story of how a perfectly fit man can deteriorate over such a relatively short period.

I never follow rugby, but seeing him at his peak when he was playing and how he finished up is heart breaking.

Harold Snoad, age 88. TV producer, writer, and director, best known for Dad's Army, Ever Decreasing Circles, Don't Wait Up, and Keeping Up Appearances With Michael Knowles, he adapted the scripts of Dad's Army for radio and co-wrote the sequel It Sticks Out Half a Mile.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Snoad

Francoise Hardy, age 80.

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Je t'aime - Rest in Peace