I am saddened to report the death of another milonguero, Frank died while on holiday in Spain on December 30th. He was our only link with Tango when we returned from Spain in 1997. His class was held upstairs in Zumbars every Wednesday and it is a testament that all those in his early classes went on to form their own classes, and spread tango further around the North West.
He spread his knowledge and time freely, often picking up dancers along his journeys. As well as the time he spent teaching us he often ran us to Leeds, for the classes and milongas there. With our new commitments to Buenos Aires and the Chester Tango scene, we had lost touch recently, but have never forgotten how Frank helped us on our way.
It is a great loss to us all that he has departed, but at least he died as I am sure he would have wanted to go, Dancing.
R.I.P Frank, I hope that all the angels will be dancing before we join you.
Frank’s daughter Gail has set up a website in his memory: www.fsmithgs.co.uk
Also more on Frank here: http://yohlg.free.fr/tangoyorkshire/?id=frank
There is to be a Tea dance in memory of Frank Smith on Sun 24 Jan 13:00 – 17:00
at The Longfield Suite, off Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AY
The event is open to all and is free, however contributions (suggestion of £10) toward the cost and donations to the British Heart Foundation are encouraged.
Franks daughter Gail, son-in-law Phil and grandaughters Amy and Eleanor will be attending, so lets all try to be there.
Live music by Frambuesas,
Tea at 2.30pm
To help with catering, You must RSVP by Thursday Jan 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org