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Manxman fondly remembered

Oldest ever Guild competitor passes away

A born entertainer and someone who enjoyed being in the spotlight.

That’s how Manxman Laurence Kermode has been described after he passed away at the age of 100.

Mr Kermode was a well-known master of ceremonies in the Island and a regular competitor in the Guild.

Last month, he became the oldest person to ever compete in and win a class in the Manx Music Festival.

Long-time friend Terry Cringle was with him when he celebrated his milestone birthday in April.

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