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    RIP Peter Skinner (paskinner)

    Just heard from a mutual friend that forum member Peter Skinner (paskinner) died last Sunday after a short illness at 71.

    RIP Peter.
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    I am very sorry to hear this, that's a real shock. He was such a part of this forum.

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    Thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP.

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    Very sad to hear. Met up with him and went to his flat for a watch deal - a nice chap.

    RIP Peter

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    So sorry to hear that.

    RIP Peter

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    RIP Peter, that comes as quite a shock. Very sad for his family and friends, and a loss to TZ.

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    Best wishes to his family. Difficult time for them

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    Really sorry to hear that - RIP

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    Very sad to hear that, I always enjoyed his posts.

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    Very sad to hear. RIP Peter.

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    I was meant to write a thread but was contemplating what to write I knew peter skinner for 36 years I was 12 when I met him as he was selling a phono cartridge for a turntable the the add was placed in hifi answers, he was amazed by my passion of Hi End audio considering my young age. I went to the BBC with my brother to meet peter not realising he was the news room editor that was the kind of person he was very humble. Over these years we became very close friends there was a time where we would speak every day for at least 20 years. He was like a father to me and helped me at the start of my business I was 14 at the time and also helped me throughout with wise words of wisdom. I in one sense introduced to watches many years back when i purchased a Patek nautilus power reserve for £6000 back in those days band new which seemed a lot of money back then lol. Around 2105 peter lost his interest in audio but increased his passion for watches. I spoke to peter on Friday while he was in hospital, and was meant to visit him this week sadly this never happened i got the sad news on Sunday after a phone call from his partner. Peter will be missed by many who knew him for his kindness and generosity and someone who was never afraid to speak his mind I for one most certainly miss my old friend

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    Very sad indeed. It's always a shock when one of us departs. RIP.

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    That's awful news.

    I didn't always agree with him but he was an interesting contributer to the forum.

    Thoughts are with his family. RIP.

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    Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends.

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    Sad to hear R.I.P...Peter

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    Sad news indeed, RIP Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    I was meant to write a thread but was contemplating what to write I knew peter skinner for 36 years I was 12 when I met him as he was selling a phono cartridge for a turntable the the add was placed in hifi answers, he was amazed by my passion of Hi End audio considering my young age. I went to the BBC with my brother to meet peter not realising he was the news room editor that was the kind of person he was very humble. Over these years we became very close friends there was a time where we would speak every day for at least 20 years. He was like a father to me and helped me at the start of my business I was 14 at the time and also helped me throughout with wise words of wisdom. I in one sense introduced to watches many years back when i purchased a Patek nautilus power reserve for £6000 back in those days band new which seemed a lot of money back then lol. Around 2105 peter lost his interest in audio but increased his passion for watches. I spoke to peter on Friday while he was in hospital, and was meant to visit him this week sadly this never happened i got the sad news on Sunday after a phone call from his partner. Peter will be missed by many who knew him for his kindness and generosity and someone who was never afraid to speak his mind I for one most certainly miss my old friend

    Lovely words.

    RIP

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    Very sad news. RIP. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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    I only pm’d him last week to see if he was ok 😳
    Met up a few times genuinely interesting and lovely guy with amazing stories to to tell of his days as the bbc news desk editor
    Real shame
    Rip

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    Tragic news. I always enjoyed his contributions on here, he will be sorely missed. RIP.

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    Sorry to hear about this, and to those who knew him as a friend I'm sorry for your loss.

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    Very sad news. RIP Peter and condolences to Peter’s family.
    Seemed a genuinely nice guy from email exchanges I had with him.

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    So, so sad. RIP Peter.

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    That comes as quite a shock.

    Very sad news. As others have said, I didn’t always agree with his views… but it’s just a forum.

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    Sorry to see such sad news about one of our own. Best wishes to those who knew him well. RIP.

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    Very sad news, he was a regular contributor when I first joined, I remember some lovely watches passing through his hands.

    Condolences to his family and those who knew him.

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    He came across as a well balanced fella and he seems to have been liked by those who knew him.
    RIP paskinner.
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    I never had the privilege of conversing with Peter but always sad when a TZ-UK member passes away.

    RIP Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    I was meant to write a thread but was contemplating what to write I knew peter skinner for 36 years I was 12 when I met him as he was selling a phono cartridge for a turntable the the add was placed in hifi answers, he was amazed by my passion of Hi End audio considering my young age. I went to the BBC with my brother to meet peter not realising he was the news room editor that was the kind of person he was very humble. Over these years we became very close friends there was a time where we would speak every day for at least 20 years. He was like a father to me and helped me at the start of my business I was 14 at the time and also helped me throughout with wise words of wisdom. I in one sense introduced to watches many years back when i purchased a Patek nautilus power reserve for £6000 back in those days band new which seemed a lot of money back then lol. Around 2105 peter lost his interest in audio but increased his passion for watches. I spoke to peter on Friday while he was in hospital, and was meant to visit him this week sadly this never happened i got the sad news on Sunday after a phone call from his partner. Peter will be missed by many who knew him for his kindness and generosity and someone who was never afraid to speak his mind I for one most certainly miss my old friend
    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. RIP, Peter.

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    Shocked and saddened to learn of this.

    RIP Peter, my condolences to his family and friends.

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    Absolutely shocked to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    I was meant to write a thread but was contemplating what to write I knew peter skinner for 36 years I was 12 when I met him as he was selling a phono cartridge for a turntable the the add was placed in hifi answers, he was amazed by my passion of Hi End audio considering my young age. I went to the BBC with my brother to meet peter not realising he was the news room editor that was the kind of person he was very humble. Over these years we became very close friends there was a time where we would speak every day for at least 20 years. He was like a father to me and helped me at the start of my business I was 14 at the time and also helped me throughout with wise words of wisdom. I in one sense introduced to watches many years back when i purchased a Patek nautilus power reserve for £6000 back in those days band new which seemed a lot of money back then lol. Around 2105 peter lost his interest in audio but increased his passion for watches. I spoke to peter on Friday while he was in hospital, and was meant to visit him this week sadly this never happened i got the sad news on Sunday after a phone call from his partner. Peter will be missed by many who knew him for his kindness and generosity and someone who was never afraid to speak his mind I for one most certainly miss my old friend
    As already said lovely words and very sorry to hear of his passing, never corresponded with Peter but throughly enjoyed his threads and participation to the forum RIP

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    RIP Peter, Brother WIS.

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    Horrible news.

    I liked Peter a lot.

    A lot of knowledge and was a well respected member here.

    RIP Peter.
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    No dealings personally, but I found he always injected some balance and perspective. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Peter.

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    Sad news indeed and I’m at a loss for words.
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    Sad to see a member passing, condolences to his family.
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    Very sad. I have personally met with peter several times over the last couple of years and always enjoyed my coffees with him.

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    Sorry to hear

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    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus View Post
    I was meant to write a thread but was contemplating what to write I knew peter skinner for 36 years I was 12 when I met him as he was selling a phono cartridge for a turntable the the add was placed in hifi answers, he was amazed by my passion of Hi End audio considering my young age. I went to the BBC with my brother to meet peter not realising he was the news room editor that was the kind of person he was very humble. Over these years we became very close friends there was a time where we would speak every day for at least 20 years. He was like a father to me and helped me at the start of my business I was 14 at the time and also helped me throughout with wise words of wisdom. I in one sense introduced to watches many years back when i purchased a Patek nautilus power reserve for £6000 back in those days band new which seemed a lot of money back then lol. Around 2105 peter lost his interest in audio but increased his passion for watches. I spoke to peter on Friday while he was in hospital, and was meant to visit him this week sadly this never happened i got the sad news on Sunday after a phone call from his partner. Peter will be missed by many who knew him for his kindness and generosity and someone who was never afraid to speak his mind I for one most certainly miss my old friend
    RIP Peter
    Thank you, very well said and very true. I also knew (not so well) Peter through the audio world.


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    This is very sad to hear, I very much enjoyed Peter's presence on the forum. Thoughts with his friends and family.

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    Sad news, RIP.

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    Very sad news, RIP Peter. I can only hope that I touch people's lives as positively as he has, judging on Cygnus' post - a kind man. Thoughts to his family and friends.

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    Sad to hear this. RIP

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    Very sad news. RIP Peter and strength to his loved ones.

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    Sad news indeed, my thoughts go out to his friends & family

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    Too young! RIP Peter.

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    Thats a pity, i always enjoyed his posts, and 71 is no age nowadays,

    RIP peter.

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    Very sad to hear of a member passing. RIP.

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    Sad news. Condolences to his family.

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