Dr Terry Riley OBE – Obituary

The Deaf community are paying tribute to Dr Terence (Terry) Riley OBE, a prominent broadcaster, campaigner and leader from the Deaf community, who passed away on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Bobby Benson – A Tribute

British Deaf Association Chair Terry Riley pays tribute to Deaf comedian and all-round nice guy, Bobby Benson, who was laid to rest this week. "Earlier...
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Obituary: Sheila Webster

My mother, Sheila Webster (formerly Watson, nee Keil), who has died of cancer aged 76 on 13th March 2017, taught British Sign Language (BSL),...
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Obituary: Ian Stillman

Ian Stillman was a British deaf man and amputee who pioneered opportunities and rights for the deaf in India. His sister, Elspeth Dugdale, pays...

Arthur Groom – Obituary

Arthur first started at Birmingham Deaf School and then went onto Northampton Deaf Club. He was interested in sports and organised the MDSA's cricket matches. In the 1960's he became involved with the BDA, being the Secretary, then the Chair of the Midland Regional Council, organising many activities.
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Obituary: Dr Yerker Andersson

World Federation for the Deaf Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016. Dr Andersson served two terms...
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Obituary: Bob McCullough

The deaf world lost another of its inspirational figures recently with the passing of Bob McCullough. Bob’s colleague at the Belfast Telegraph, Alf McCreary,...
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Obituary: Dr David Hyslop OBE

18/08/1925 – 18/10/2015 Pioneer who dedicated life to breaking down communication barriers made world a much better place, says BDA chair. It is with great sadness that the...