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Re(1): Katy Andrews

I met Katy in 2007 when I was doing some research in east London. She was an eccentric character but this sometimes hid her amazing knowledge of the area and its history, especially of Leyton and Walthamstow. She told me that she set crosswords for various magazines (not cryptic ones I don't think) and when I said that my dad ran the Crossword Centre she shouted at the top of her voice "You're Derek Harrison's daughter??" making the rest of the people in the pub turn around! She told me she was a regular reader of the site and the newsletters. More recently I met Katy again at local events and meetings, and always thought she wouldn't have remembered me, until I was told by someone who knew her that she had mentioned that she knew I had moved to near where she lived, so she had remembered me all the time. She was a very well known character in east London and lots of people will miss her.

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