Farewell to Simon Ward

Simon Ward
Simon Ward
jpns-22-07-17 retro July 2017

Sea rescue - Leading Aircrewman Diver Chris Crossley winches one of the teenagers to the safety of a Solent search and rescue helicopter.

THIS WEEK IN 1976: Helicopter rescues three from sea

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I never heard it announced on the television, but the actor Simon Ward died last week.

In 1972 he portrayed Churchill in Young Winston. Part of it was filmed on the Longmoor Railway, which had a terminus at Liss.

In All Creatures Great and Small he played the part of James Herriot, along with one of his best friends, Anthony Hopkins, who played Siegfried Farnan.