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    Sad news about Maclean Dorward of GT Coventry

    Good evening Gentlemen,

    It has been a while.

    Some chaps on here will be familiar with the truly old school specialist tobacconist of GT Coventry, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

    This morning I got some very sad news: Maclean Dorward - of said emporium - telephoned me from his hospital bed to say that he has not long to live, having suffered renal failure. Maclean has allowed me to go public with this information.

    He told me that GT Coventry will be wound-up, meaning that Scotland will lose yet another of its last truly specialist B&Ms. Typically, Maclean seemed more bothered about the shop and his customers rather than himself!

    I first met Maclean in 2012 and we became good friends. It was a privilege to just sit and 'blether' with him in his wonderful shop as he always had a tale to tell and was supremely knowledgeable about all things pipe & cigar. He was always very supportive of his customers and in particular members of the Kearvaig Pipe Club.

    As events unfold I will keep anyone interested posted.

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    Always sad news. Sorry to hear about that.

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    I'm always sad to hear that any tobacconist has to close their doors, especially when it's under circumstances such as these. There are too few to fill the void and little incentive for them to try.
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    Sorry to hear your sad news Stephen, please keep us updated.
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    Sad news indeed sir, very sad.

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    Very sorry to hear this. Please pass along our respect for him and our gratitude for his work.
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    Sadly Gentlemen I have to report that Maclean died last week. I saw him to say farewell the week before.

    Thanks all for your kind words.
    Founding member of The Kearvaig Pipe Club, "The place for chaps who like a smoke on the wild side."

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    Sorry to hear this sad but inevitable news. It's good that you got to see him before he passed away.
    Regards,

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    Sad to see yet another specialist tobacconist closing down especially under the circumstance. During a trip home to Glasgow last year I was sad to see the last baccy shop I knew of had closed. There is some whisky shop masquerading as a tobacconist but the woman staff member although keen to please hadn't a bloody clue when I asked for some Condor Flake...''they've stopped making that'' was her reply.

    Anyway, every cloud has a silver lining. I now know of the existence of the Kearvaig Pipe Club...they all look mad as hatters. As an ex bothy regular I would fit in well.

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    Hello,

    My condolences for his family and his friends.

    May Maclean

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    Last edited by Huub Hendrikx; 11-01-2016 at 21:14.

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