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So sad to hear of our beloved Geoffrey's passing and can only imagine how poor Craig and Carol are feeling right now (love and BIG hugs to them both)...
While my own tenure with this club did not prove to have a happy ending, I will ALWAYS be grateful to Carol, Graham, Craig and The Carpenters I met the day Moray did his 'name dropping' one man show at the weekend I attended for giving me the chance to meet Geoffrey. I wrote, 'Nothing Works' (Catweazle's Song) at a time in my life when I was feeling lost and scared about the future. Coming to Hexwood to meet 'The Crowman' was thus for me a BIG deal - it was as if I hoped Geoffrey could magic some hope back into my life, you know?
I had a torturous time during the weekend because I was so in awe of Geoffrey and SO needed to talk to him and be understood by him that I tied myself in knots and couldn't speak to him at all! I spoke with Craig, who I think sensed my desperation and that 'something was up' and that helped a little but in the end it was down to Geoffrey choosing to speak to ME that broke the ice.
"I like the hat", he said and that gave me my cue to approach him and sit with him for a brief moment. Thankfully, I told him of how I loved him as The Crowman especially and of how he was my favourite Actor. Geoffrey's hearing was not that good even then and so I did not attempt to tell him about the tribute song I had written for him. Having at least 'touched base' with him 'just in the nick of time' on the last day of the weekend I was overcome with emotion and got upset when I spoke to Richard Carpenter's wife and some of her friends. They were all so kind and understanding even though it must have been odd to see a grown man they had never met before in tears. That we are all now mourning Geoffrey's loss is indeed sad but unlike many of us Geoffrey managed to lead a full and productive life and has left a HUGE legacy that shall remain long in people's hearts and minds...
That my friends is a life well lived and thankfully all of the characters Geoffrey played on T.V. and in films are only ever but a Youtube or a DVD away...
R.I.P. Geoffrey - You came good for me when I REALLY needed you to...
Love Tony May (Hatweazle)
Country United Kingdom
Horribly sad news.I am heartbroken.
I never had the pleasure to meet him. I hope he realised how much joy he brought to peoples lives. My 11 year old Grandchild is currently halfway through the second series and whenever she stays she asks to watch Catweazle. She gets it entirely, just as we all got it 40 odd years back.
every good wish,
Sad Sad news. Love and hugs to you all. Peace and rest to Geoffrey. A large piece of my childhood memories go with you. I'm sure Carrot will meet him on the other side.
Country New Zealand
I'm so sad. I never had the opportunity to tell him in person, how much his work meant to me. Then again, he heard things like that quite often, I guess, so no harm done.It might be our duty to tell coming generations of the time when giants walked the earth, who loved their art and craft, doing even the small things in a great way, spreading lightness and joy for everyone to join.
So very true Marc
Like many others I grew up in the shadow of Geoffrey's wonderful acting. It will always be Catweazle who most captures the innocent times of childhood. As a grown man when I heard the news yesterday I shed a quiet tear. May you rest in peace.
Dearest Geoffrey, I can't tell you how very sad I am, but I guess you'd know anyway. One of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest people I ever knew, and such a fine and talented actor. I will never forget the first day I met you at Hexwood back in 2006 - I was a little nervous about speaking to you, but I needn't have worried. Actually you said hello to me first! I feel honoured and privileged to have been counted among your friends for these last 11 years - we often shared a bit of "Yorkshire banter" together! How I will miss hearing your dear old voice over the "tellingbone", but as has been said, there are so many DVDs, films etc. to enjoy. What a legacy you have left us. I don't think I can bear to watch anything just yet, but that will come in time, and we must continue to celebrate your wonderful talent.
Rest in peace dear friend and thank you for blessing my life with your friendship. I'm sure you have just "passed through a portal" and you're still giving joy and happiness to others. I have tears in my eyes as I write this, but am glad that heaven has another angel.
Love, love, love. Wendy. XX
God bless all who cared for him in his need, especially Craig and Carol. You must be feeling his loss very much too.
Town/City Bingley, West Yorkshire
We are endlessly sad about the death of Geoffrey.
Our childhood was strongly influenced by Catweazle and he has "shaped our lives". Catweazle is always associated with joy and friendship.
Geoffrey will forever be unforgotten and he will continue to live in our memories and our hearts. Catweazle will never end. The magic will live on.
It was a very sad message. Let's be grateful he was with us for such a long time. I had the honour to meet Geoffrey twice. If Catweazle would have been played by another actor there wouldn't be a fancub today. He was magic indeed. Let us continue with our Fan Club and keep him and his legacy alive.
Very Very sad news Geoffrey was indeed a truly wonderous man and I am eternally grateful that I had the chance to meet and get to know Geoffrey' he was a true gent and we have lost an incredible talent God Bless and rest in peace and thanks for being you.R.I.P GEOFFREY BAYLDON (CATWEAZLE)the legend
Ian Boozeweazle Baker
I will be brewing a commemorative Ale in honour of the great Man with a starting gravity of 1093
Rest in peace friend x
All thanks to the club for allowing us to meet him and be near to him and for allowing him to see how much people still loved him.
I too count myself so very fortunate to have been able to meet such a key figure in my childhood memories.....and beyond.
Rest in Peace Geoffrey and thank you for giving us something that we can always watch to take away the worries of the modern world.
You will be so greatly missed.
Town/City Edge of Exmoor
very sad news. My partner and I watched the entire series last year and enjoyed it so much. No other actor could have played the part of Catweazle, Geoffrey put so much into the role,comedy and pathos,that I was often in tears. Sounds like he was a great character.