Tuesday 24 December 1996
CHRISTMAS EVE: Mr Alistair Baillie, former diplomat, 64; Mrs Mair Barnes, former managing director, Woolworths, 52; Mr John Barron, actor, 76; Professor Anthony Clare, psychiatrist, 54; Sir Colin Cowdrey, consultant, Barclays Bank, and former cricketer, 64; Sir Gerald Elliot, former chairman, Christian Salvesen, 73; Mr Jeremy Hindley, horse-racing trainer, 53; Mr James Hodge, Ambassador to Thailand, 54; Dame Joan Kelleher, former director, WRAC, 81; Sir Ivan Lawrence QC MP, 60; Dr John Marek MP, 56; Miss Suzy Menkes, fashion editor, International Herald Tribune, 53; Miss Thea Porter, fashion designer, 69; Mr Norman Rossington, actor, 68; Mr John D. Taylor MP, 59; Miss Carol Vorderman, broadcaster and writer, 36; Mr Philip Ziegler, author and editor, 67.
CHRISTMAS DAY: Princess Alexandra, 60; Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, 95; Lord Annan, author, 80; Miss Sheila Browne, former Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge, 72; Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, chief medical officer, Department of Health, 55; Mr Nick Conway, actor, 34; Mr Quentin Crisp, writer and performer, 88; Professor Christopher Frayling, Pro-Rector, Royal College of Art, 50; Lord Grade, chairman, the Grade Company, 90; The Right Rev Noel Jones, Bishop of Sodor and Man, 64; Miss Annie Lennox, singer, 42; Professor Philip Love, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool University, 57; Mr Tony Martin, singer and actor, 83; Sir Peter Matthews, former Chief Constable of Surrey, 79; Mr Ismail Merchant, film producer, 60; Professor Phyllida Parsloe, Warden of Wills Hall, Bristol University, 66; Mr Noel Redding, rock musician, 51; Mr John Sharman, High Commissioner to the Seychelles, 59; Lord Sheppard of Didgemere, former chairman, Grand Metropolitan, 64; Miss Sissy Spacek, actress, 47; Mr Nigel Starmer-Smith, sports commentator, 52; Sir Noel Stockdale, life president, ASDA group, 76; The Right Rev Benjamin Vaughan, former Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, 79; Sir Christopher Wates, chief executive of Wates Building Group, 57.
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