Gordon Honeycombe, R.I.P.

Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe, the face of ITN news between 1965 and 1977, has died in Australia aged 79. UK genealogists will remember him best as the presenter of the BBC Television programme (broadcast first in 1979) called Family History. He was twice voted the UK’s most popular newsreader.

He also helped maintain the Honeycombe Family History Archive on the web at http://www.honeycombe-archive.com.

You can read a lot more about the life of Gordon Honeycombe at http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/oct/10/gordon-honeycombe and you can see him as one of the broadcast professionals in a video made in November 1988:

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