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Gerry Isaaman will be greatly missed

10 May, 2019

A cartoon of Gerry Isaaman by Trog

• IT was with great and deep sadness that I heard that Gerry Isaaman, who served with great pride and knowledge for 26 years as editor of the Ham & High, had passed away at the age of 85, (Farewell ‘Mr Hampstead’: Gerald Isaaman, the man who knew everything, May 2).

I knew him and so admired him for his production of brilliant news and his knowledge of the Camden community; the progress so well of the Ham & High over those years; and when he became a feature writer for the CNJ; his warm approach to all those involved in the community and its achievements; his fights to save the community and its historic and artistic being such as his fight to save Burgh House; and his caring for the world and for especially the community of Camden and his caring for the CNJ and the Ham & High.

When he spoke you felt a warm caring and he did care deeply for all who sought to work hard for the community and the borough of Camden born in 1964 when I was a young, newly-elected, councillor. He had a joviality and a great sense of humour and he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace with our admiration and affection.

Labour, St Pancras & Somers Town ward
Camden Council member since 1964


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