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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Henry Hensey

Henry Hensey (1900-1970)
will long be remembered by the people of Liverpool. Henry Hensey was loved by all, touched many people's hearts and in return for his kindness the people named a street after him. 
Henry was always seen swinging his ever present basket, to and fro, leaving most of the people wondering what it was that was hidden under the cover.
Henry loved to tell the story about the first time that he was asked to be a  pall bearer. While at the graveside, Henry was standing perilously close to the edge and before he could do anything about it he slowly slid silently beneath the casket. There was neither a pause nor a snicker in the service as someone pulled Henry out. He was heard to say, "Never in my whole life did I have such a queer feeling."
Several years before his death, Henry thought that he had reached Seventh Heaven, he was invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the Nova Scotia Legislature. That afternoon Henry stood proudly in line at Rideau Hall, waiting to be presented to the Governor General of Canada. When Henry heard the Governor's aid call, "Mr. Henry Hensey," he said, "My feet took wings and I floated by. Perhaps nothing like that will happen again, but at least I can say 'I've been'."
Henry performing with the Polka Dots
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