Hampstead Claret RIP

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Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:44 am

I heard this morning that Hampstead Claret has sadly passed away.
Hampstead was a regular contributor on this board for many years and was never shy of giving his opinions on all things political.
But he was more than this. He was a lifelong Burnley fan for 60 years since he started kicking a football around the school yard. He was also a lover of music, starting many music threads. A great sense of humour and many more qualities.
Rip Hampstead
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by TVC15 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:45 am

Very sad.
He’ll be missed on the board for sure.
I remember him as a fellow Bowie fan.
RIP

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by mkmel » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:49 am

Awful news!

RIP Hampstead

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Goalposts » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:49 am

very sad,

Hampsteads posts were ones id always read,
sad loss

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:52 am

I too always read his posts, always forthcoming with what he thought and seemed a real music fan.

RIP

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Post by Stacky_claret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:53 am

RIP Hampstead claret

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Winstonswhite » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:55 am

Sorry to hear that. Always enjoyed reading his posts.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by RMutt » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:56 am

What a shock. Condolences to his family and all who knew him.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Heathclaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:56 am

Terrible news, only know him from this board, always thought his posts were worth reading.

RIP.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:57 am

Desperately sad news. RIP and sending best wishes to his family.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Lord Beamish » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Bloody hell! Rest in Peace, Hampers.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Awful news. My thoughts are with his family & friends.

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Post by Redbeard » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:05 pm

Sad to hear this. Sincere condolences to his nearest and dearest.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:06 pm

RIP

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Bosscat » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:09 pm

Condolences to his family and friends....

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Spijed » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:12 pm

RIP :(

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by turfytopper » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:17 pm

Condolences from me to his family. Will be missed way beyond this messageboard.
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Horrible news. RIP Hampstead. He kept us all up to speed with his music threads and allround music knowledge.
Deepest condolences to all family and friends.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by bobinho » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:19 pm

Condolences indeed. Always read what he contributed.

RIP a fellow claret

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Post by bfcjg » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:22 pm

RIP.

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Post by Stevie2112 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:22 pm

RIP Hampstead Claret,you and your posts will be missed .

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Sarum » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:23 pm

Very sorry to hear this news. As well as expressing opinions on all things Claret, he often shared his enjoyment and recommendations of bands he'd seen or heard. We'll miss his contributions....
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by tim_noone » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:26 pm

Actually made reference to him yesterday on the "covers thred" thought he'd changed user names tbh honest as he was very knowledgable about music from the sixties onwards.New poster Harry Harry Harry the recipient also.sorry to hear this.RIP very sad.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by fatboy47 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Bugger.

I liked hampers.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Croydon Claret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Sad news :-(

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Post by NRC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:41 pm

Noooooooo! RIp hampsters

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by SalouClaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:41 pm

Rest in peace :cry:

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Post by Royboyclaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Desperately sad news.

Farewell to a top contributor on this forum.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:48 pm

RIP.

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Post by Damo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:48 pm

a real character on here. Sad news indeed.
R.I.P hampstead

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Post by bodge » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Awful news. He was really helpful suggesting where to go when we went to Palace a few years ago.
Liked his motown as I recal. RIP Hampers.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:51 pm

It's always a sad day when one of our own dies,RIP Hampstead Claret

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 pm

very very sad news, RIP.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:04 pm

Old Clarets never die, they just fade away..............
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Pearcey » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:06 pm

Sad news. RIP Hampstead.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by AndrewJB » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Condolences to his family. Sad news.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Dark Cloud » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Very, very sad news.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Goddy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 pm

Desperately sad news. My thoughts are with Hampstead's family and friends.

His music threads were always a treat to read.

Whilst we've never met, I still feel like I've lost a friend.

RIP Hampstead
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Post by beddie » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Very sad news. My sincere condolences to all his family.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pm

Just viewed this board for the first time today to be greeted with this very sad news.

He was one of the better posters on here and will be sadly missed by us and his friends and family.

RIP Hampstead, keep the Claret flag flying up there.

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Post by COBBLE » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 pm

Very sad and surprised to hear this. As has been said already his posts were always informative, and wide ranging, and his love and knowledge of music came through. I always felt I knew Hampstead and from references in some of his messages, probably did. RIP.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by tim_noone » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:36 pm

One of His Last posts was to wish Bruce Springsteen a happy 70th Birthday in September...says it all Really. RIP

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:37 pm

Amen to everything that everyone has posted on here.
A good poster, and I'm sure a great bloke.
RIP HampsteadClaret.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 pm

tim_noone wrote:One of His Last posts was to wish Bruce Springsteen a happy 70th Birthday in September...says it all Really. RIP
He started the thread I think and it was the last thread he posted on.
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Rowls » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:41 pm

Very sad news. RIP Hampstead Claret.

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Stalbansclaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Can't believe this.....Hampstead Claret lived in St Albans and was well known to me. The Hampstead name stemmed from his working at a private school in Hampstead until he packed work in a year or two ago. I saw him only about a month ago walking with his son, who is a teenager, in the town centre and, as always, we stopped and chatted about all things Claret. Also used to regularly see him at games and have had a few beers with him in my time, often at the Garibaldi pub in St Albans which was his local of choice.
He hadn't been well over the past year but seems to be on the mend the last couple of times we'd chatted. Something else we had in common was being big Springsteen fans and I replied to his recent post on the Boss's 70th birthday (23rd Sept). I'm really stunned and upset reading this news on here.
RIP a good Claret

I wonder if you know me then Elizabeth (the OP) ? I assume you knew him personally.
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by LoveCurryPies » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:48 pm

I’m really shocked. I think we were at St Ted’s in the early 70’s. Can anyone confirm?

RIP

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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by Stalbansclaret » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:49 pm

He definitely went to St Teds and would have been aged about 60/61 I think

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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:He definitely went to St Teds and would have been aged about 60/61 I think
Way too young.
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Re: Hampstead Claret RIP

Post by claret3561 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Another one here who always read his posts, very sad news. RIP Hampstead.
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