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Baroness/Lady Mary Wilson, 102; UK poet; widow of 1960/1970s UK PM Harold Wilson
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That Derek
2018-06-07 02:56:41 UTC
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mary-wilson-widow-of-the-prime-minister-harold-wilson-dies-aged-102-zxnljdgrv

Mary Wilson, widow of the prime minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

The widow of the former prime minister Harold Wilson has died aged 102 at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after a stroke.

Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, a poet, was the oldest surviving prime ministerial spouse — the only centenarian among a small band that includes the Countess of Avon (Clarissa Eden), 97.

While Harold Wilson divided opinion, in the Labour Party as much as the country at large, his wife, Mary, inspired widespread affection and respect. Satirised in Private Eye’s Mrs Wilson’s Diary as suburban, subsequent accounts of her time in Downing Street reveal an independent woman.

She opposed Britain’s entry to the European Community in 1975 even as her husband supported the campaign to join and supported unilateral nuclear disarmament, which he opposed.

Her first volume of poetry, Selected Poems, in 1970, sold 75,000 copies.

Lady Wilson remained in a flat in Westminster long after the death of her husband in 1995, aged 79. Born Gladys Mary Baldwin in 1916 in Diss, Norfolk, she had met her future husband at a tennis club in Cheshire. They had two children.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear of the death of Mary Wilson. A wonderful poet and a huge support in Harold’s General Election victories. I send my condolences to her family and friends.”

Mrs Wilson’s funeral will be a private family one but memorial services are planned in London and the Isles of Scilly.
Jason
2018-06-07 12:11:25 UTC
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mary-wilson-widow-of-the-prime-minister-harold-wilson-dies-aged-102-zxnljdgrv
Mary Wilson, widow of the prime minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102
The widow of the former prime minister Harold Wilson has died aged 102 at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after a stroke.
Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, a poet, was the oldest surviving prime ministerial spouse — the only centenarian among a small band that includes the Countess of Avon (Clarissa Eden), 97.
While Harold Wilson divided opinion, in the Labour Party as much as the country at large, his wife, Mary, inspired widespread affection and respect. Satirised in Private Eye’s Mrs Wilson’s Diary as suburban, subsequent accounts of her time in Downing Street reveal an independent woman.
She opposed Britain’s entry to the European Community in 1975 even as her husband supported the campaign to join and supported unilateral nuclear disarmament, which he opposed.
Her first volume of poetry, Selected Poems, in 1970, sold 75,000 copies.
Lady Wilson remained in a flat in Westminster long after the death of her husband in 1995, aged 79. Born Gladys Mary Baldwin in 1916 in Diss, Norfolk, she had met her future husband at a tennis club in Cheshire. They had two children.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear of the death of Mary Wilson. A wonderful poet and a huge support in Harold’s General Election victories. I send my condolences to her family and friends.”
Mrs Wilson’s funeral will be a private family one but memorial services are planned in London and the Isles of Scilly.
Not to be confused with Mary Wilson, still off-topic, of 1960/1970s Supremes fame.
c***@aol.com
2018-06-07 13:37:12 UTC
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Yeah because anyone would confuse “Baroness Wilson” with a Singer. FFS
Kenny McCormack
2018-06-10 11:24:17 UTC
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In article <be33838f-6e07-4e67-b3e5-***@googlegroups.com>,
Jason <***@gmail.com> wrote:
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Post by Jason
Mrs Wilson’s funeral will be a private family one but memorial
services are planned in London and the Isles of Scilly.
Not to be confused with Mary Wilson, still off-topic, of 1960/1970s Supremes fame.
Or, for that matter, any of these people:

* Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx (19162018), British poet, wife of Harold Wilson
* Mary Louise Wilson (born 1931), American film, musical theatre, stage and television actress
* Mary Wilson (singer) (born 1944), American singer, original member of The Supremes
* Mary Wilson (album), a 1979 album by Mary Wilson
* Mary Wilson, host of Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint news programme
* Mary Ellen Wilson (18641956), child abuse victim whose case spurred on the founding of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
* Mary Wilson (broadcaster), Irish broadcaster and journalist
* Mary Elizabeth Wilson (18931963), serial killer known as "the Merry widow of Windy Nook"
* Mary Evans Wilson (1866-1928), Boston civil rights activist
* Mary Ann Wilson, nurse and TV exercise presenter
* Mary Wilson, character in Angels with Broken Wings
* Mary Wilson, widow of Ralph Wilson and leader of the trust that holds ownership of the Buffalo Bills
* Mary Pat Wilson (born 1963), Puerto Rican Olympic skier
* Mari Wilson (born 1954), English singer
* Meri Wilson (19492002), American singer
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A pervert, a racist, and a con man walk into a bar...

Bartender says, "What will you have, Donald!"
Diner
2018-06-10 20:32:17 UTC
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Post by Kenny McCormack
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Post by Jason
Post by That Derek
Mrs Wilson’s funeral will be a private family one but memorial
services are planned in London and the Isles of Scilly.
Not to be confused with Mary Wilson, still off-topic, of 1960/1970s Supremes fame.
* Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx (19162018), British poet, wife of Harold Wilson
* Mary Louise Wilson (born 1931), American film, musical theatre, stage and television actress
* Mary Wilson (singer) (born 1944), American singer, original member of The Supremes
* Mary Wilson (album), a 1979 album by Mary Wilson
* Mary Wilson, host of Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint news programme
* Mary Ellen Wilson (18641956), child abuse victim whose case spurred on the founding of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
* Mary Wilson (broadcaster), Irish broadcaster and journalist
* Mary Elizabeth Wilson (18931963), serial killer known as "the Merry widow of Windy Nook"
* Mary Evans Wilson (1866-1928), Boston civil rights activist
* Mary Ann Wilson, nurse and TV exercise presenter
* Mary Wilson, character in Angels with Broken Wings
* Mary Wilson, widow of Ralph Wilson and leader of the trust that holds ownership of the Buffalo Bills
* Mary Pat Wilson (born 1963), Puerto Rican Olympic skier
* Mari Wilson (born 1954), English singer
* Meri Wilson (19492002), American singer
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Or Murray Wilson, ex-NHL star.
Or Murry Wilson, the father of three members of The Beach Boys.
David Carson
2018-06-10 23:44:31 UTC
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Or Murray Wilson, ex-NHL star.
Or Murry Wilson, the father of three members of The Beach Boys.
Or Meredith Willson, composer of "The Music Man."

Or Mister Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."
Alfalfa Bill
2018-06-11 01:20:26 UTC
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Post by Diner
Or Murray Wilson, ex-NHL star.
Or Murry Wilson, the father of three members of The Beach Boys.
Or Meredith Willson, composer of "The Music Man."
Or Mister Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."
Or Wilson, the volleyball, from Cast Away.
Rick B.
2018-06-11 09:40:17 UTC
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Post by Alfalfa Bill
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Post by Diner
Or Murray Wilson, ex-NHL star.
Or Murry Wilson, the father of three members of The Beach Boys.
Or Meredith Willson, composer of "The Music Man."
Or Mister Wilson from "Dennis the Menace."
Or Wilson, the volleyball, from Cast Away.
Or WIlson Wilson, the neighbor from Home Improvement.

Louis Epstein
2018-06-11 06:19:45 UTC
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Post by Jason
Mrs Wilson???s funeral will be a private family one but memorial
services are planned in London and the Isles of Scilly.
Not to be confused with Mary Wilson, still off-topic, of 1960/1970s Supremes fame.
* Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx (19162018), British poet, wife of Harold Wilson
Um...actually that's EXACTLY who this is about.
Post by Kenny McCormack
* Mary Louise Wilson (born 1931), American film, musical theatre, stage and television actress
* Mary Wilson (singer) (born 1944), American singer, original member of The Supremes
* Mary Wilson (album), a 1979 album by Mary Wilson
* Mary Wilson, host of Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint news programme
* Mary Ellen Wilson (18641956), child abuse victim whose case spurred on the founding of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
* Mary Wilson (broadcaster), Irish broadcaster and journalist
* Mary Elizabeth Wilson (18931963), serial killer known as "the Merry widow of Windy Nook"
* Mary Evans Wilson (1866-1928), Boston civil rights activist
* Mary Ann Wilson, nurse and TV exercise presenter
* Mary Wilson, character in Angels with Broken Wings
* Mary Wilson, widow of Ralph Wilson and leader of the trust that holds ownership of the Buffalo Bills
* Mary Pat Wilson (born 1963), Puerto Rican Olympic skier
* Mari Wilson (born 1954), English singer
* Meri Wilson (19492002), American singer
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Kenny McCormack
2018-06-10 11:19:28 UTC
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In article <83456caf-09a7-4a85-b03b-***@googlegroups.com>,
That Derek <***@yahoo.com> wrote:
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She opposed Britain’s entry to the European Community in 1975 even as
her husband supported the campaign to join and supported unilateral
nuclear disarmament, which he opposed.
She's 0 for 2.
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No puppet.
You're a puppet.
That Derek
2018-06-10 17:26:48 UTC
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A pervert, a racist, and a con man walk into a bar...
Bartender says, "What will you have, Donald!"

That joke used to be:

A socialist, a Muslim, and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar.
The bartender looks up and says "What'll you have, Mr. President?"

Alas. "there's nothing new under the sun."

And that adage isn't even new. It's from the Biblical "Book of Ecclesiastes."
MJ Emigh
2018-06-10 20:50:05 UTC
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mary-wilson
And since there are so many tangents being touched on, let's not forget that her husband was mentioned in a Beatles song. There's some real immortality for ya'.

(It was "Taxman.")
That Derek
2018-06-11 04:51:27 UTC
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Or name sound-alike and on-topic 1970s novelty singer MERI WILSON, of "Telephone Man" fame.


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