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Jim Diamond

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This page has been created in memory of our much loved friend and neighbour Jim Diamond who sadly passed away on 8th October 2015.

Jim's music career is well documented and you only have to read the obituaries in The Times and Guardian this week to realise how privileged we were to have such a talent literally living on our doorstep. 

I was fortunate enough to spend many hours sitting in my kitchen with Jim where he would share the most extraordinary stories about his life, loves and travels. But a constant theme throughout was how much he loved  his family and how much he loved St Margarets in particular Napoleon Road.

Jim first moved to Napoleon Road more than 30 years ago with his wife Chrissy & Sara (Lawrence followed not long after) when he scored his first big hit and he would often tell me how lucky he felt to have been given the opportunity to live in such a beautiful area where he could raise his children in a safe and loving environment.

What some people may not be aware of is the huge amount of charity work he did to ensure less privileged families, children in particular, could have a chance of a happy upbringing like he had experienced in Glasgow and in turn his children in St Margarets. He did some of his earliest work with Childline, before it was even called that, as well as the Who Cares Wins charity.  So it is a fitting tribute that his family have nominated the  NSPCC as the charity for anyone that wishes to make a donation (instead of sending flowers) in Jim's memory.


www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/11/jim-diamond

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituaries/article4583993.ece


 





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