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Wilfred Pickles
Birth: Oct. 13, 1904
Death: Mar. 27, 1978

Actor. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, he appeared in a few films, notably as the father in "Billy Liar" (1963) and as Walter Bingley in "For the Love of Ada" (1972, based on the television series in which he and Irene Handl had starred), but had been on stage since the late 1920s. During the Second World War, he moved to London to read the news on the wireless, but there were many complaints about his Yorkshire accent. The BBC replied that, if the Germans were to invade and take over Broadcasting House, it would be easy for them to mimic the received pronounciation of most announcers, but that no Teuton could possibly imitate Wilfred's voice. Once the fear of invasion had receded, he was no longer employed as a newsreader, but he was made an OBE. in 1950, and became even better known as the presenter of the long-running programme "Have a Go" (1946 to 1967) on BBC radio, along with his wife Mabel, who was always introduced as "Mabel at the table." (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Southern Cemetery
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: I 1012
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10743639
Wilfred Pickles
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Wilfred Pickles
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For being part of my 'wireless' youth! RIP
- jfm
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
Rose of York for a Yorkshire man
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 25, 2013
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