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RIP Andy. I only met him once on a London get together so can only echo what has been said by those who knew him well. He will be missed. The Bond community was a richer place because he was and indeed is a part of it. RIP  ajb007/martini

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Wow, what terrible news. Andy made a great impression on such a large number of members here and in the wider Bond community—this is a huge loss. While I’ve only been a member of AJB for a few years, I’m very happy that I can look back on a number of interactions I’ve had with him, even in that short time, that showcased his good nature, eagerness to help out others and of course his passion for Bond. A true gentlemen and he will be missed. RIP Andy  ajb007/martini

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REST IN PEACE - ANDY HOUSE
                                                         
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Here is Andy in 2018 showing me a DAF film location
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlK2CQe … ptFf7wDOW8

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https://i.postimg.cc/Prc1188N/AH03.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/MTC8y5xd/AH02.jpg

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RIP - have to say I'm as shocked as everyone. So sad

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Hi all,

Like many I was extremely shocked on hearing that Andy has passed. It’s still hard to believe now. I remember the time he came up to see me to collect his Spectre LaserMic replica I made him. It fit first time to the KPOS stock he’d brought back from the states on one of his many travels to Vegas. We were both pleased, a job well done. Sadly of the 3 made I had to part with mine.

Andy was always supportive and enthusiastic toward me and my work. The last time we spoke on Facebook messenger I thanked him for his advice and support. His reply was a very typical “ Anytime bud, always feel free to tap me up for any help you need.” And I know he meant it.

I will miss him, he left us far too early.

RIP mate,

Minigeff

'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
www.helpforheroes.org.uk
www.cancerresearchuk.org

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Shocked to read this.

RIP Andy x

Instagram - bondclothes007

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RIP Andy. Our sincere condolences to his family.

- François

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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My dealings with Andy were minimal but he was very kind and helpful to a new member asking rookie questions and I always appreciated that about him. For those who knew him and considered him a friend, my condolences.

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Rest In Peace Andy aka the Gadget Meister..
It was always a pleasure to see you in Pinewood events during the years.

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I too am shocked to hear of Andy's passing.  While I also never met him, I am one of many with whom he shared his knowledge and passion-not to mention his humor and fantastic replicas. 
R.I.P. Gadget Meister-you will be always remembered.

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I just learned of the passing of Andy, and never had the pleasure of meeting him in person. However, I did receive greetings, helpful information, and masterful drawings from him years ago. It say's much about a man that is willing to share his work without asking for anything in return. He set a high standard for us to follow.  And with all of the excellent work on the forum, I respectfully considered him among the best of the best. What a considerate and passionate man. I could't find information on Andy on the internet, and am thankful the AJB brotherhood raised a glass to him. After reading your praises, I feel like I know him just a bit more.  RIP Andy.
Sincerely, George

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ppw3o6r wrote:

RIP Andy. I only met him once on a London get together so can only echo what has been said by those who knew him well. He will be missed. The Bond community was a richer place because he was and indeed is a part of it. RIP  ajb007/martini

I had the pleasure of meeting Andy at the same event and echo that he was a charming man. He will be sorely missed by the community and we all express our condolences to his family.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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https://i.postimg.cc/PNFtq91L/I-230.jpg

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Very sincere condolences, a kind and knowledgeable helper to all in the community.

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Just received this email and thought to post it here for anyone interested:


Dear Friends of Andy House,

There are a number of people that have already booked flights etc to Vegas which is actually quite fortuitous!!
It was Andy’s wish, that some of his Ashes were to be scattered in Las Vegas, and having spoken with Jen, she thinks it would be appropriate to do this while some of his friends are in Las Vegas.

Therefore Jen, Gav, Mark, myself and a number of others are planning to have a celebration on the weekend of 6th/7th June.  The venue is to be finalised, and sadly it will not be the venue Andy had chosen for his 60th celebration, but will almost definitely involve a few of his favourite sites in Vegas, culminating at the Craps table in Circus Circus.  Let’s hope Andy helps us with the dice this time!!

If anyone would like to join us please can you RSVP to me so we have an idea of numbers.
Kind Regards
James Wilkinson
jw07768010999@gmail.com,

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Just seen all the notices, shocked,
I had the pleasure of meeting Andy on a number of occasions in London and Beaulieu Motor museum over the years and corresponding about various props we have both been building. He was always friendly & generous with his resource information and will be missed for all his knowledge and enthusiasm within our online community. He created a great collection for himself which all would be proud to achieve. Sincere condolences go out to his family, before your time mate...
i'll raise a glass this weekend and please post some pics of the June weekend.

Cheers GM  ajb007/martini

Paul

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Just ran across this YouTube video of Andy filmed by Kan. It was nice seeing Andy and I hope you'll enjoy his tour of Slumber set from Diamonds are Forever.  --Ed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlK2CQeyiUw

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Hi everyone,

I’ve been in touch with James and plan on going to Andy’s funeral on Friday.

His partner Jen has requested no flowers, so I’ll be taking a card instead. I thought it might be nice for those who can’t make it to have their name added to the card.

Andy obviously had a lot of friends from many different communities, so I thought it important that us bond fans are represented as well.

If you’d like your name, or a message writing in the card, please let me know by emailing me. It might be an idea to include where in the world you are so Jen can see just how far  Andy’s friendship reached.

Cheers everyone,

MG

Minigeff@hotmail.co.uk

'Force feeding AJB humour and banter since 2009'
Vive le droit à la libre expression! Je suis Charlie!
www.helpforheroes.org.uk
www.cancerresearchuk.org

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Great idea,

Please add me with Higgy on Andy‘s card

Thanks

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Hi all
it is with deep sadness and all my heart ! i just wanted to say a few words to the friends and family of my great friend Andy House,
i have been away from the collecting and memorabilia seen for quite some time now and over the years i have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people along the way,
over the years my relationship with Andy grew into more of a friendship, and although we did not see much of one another we kept in touch, i have had the pleasure of working on so many of Andy's personal collections and spent many nights talking on the phone and meeting for coffees just to have a catch up on all things James bond, it was during these times it becomes clear just how much research and perfection goes into the projects that Andy produced,
living fairly close to pinewood he would always stop in for a coffee after one of the many events he had attended, we always reminisced about the premieres we had attended and the good times we all had together in our little group,
Tina Mark James Gavin Andy and myself all had a little tradition of having a drink at the playboy club and one time borrowing the playboy limo to drop us onto the red carpet,
i am deeply shocked and sad that a great friend and true gentleman has been taken so early in life and all my love from tina and my family goes to Jen and all that knew Andy,

God’s Garden
God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place.
And then He looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.

He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain,
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered, “Peace be thine.”

It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

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@minigeff - Email sent.

Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.

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Hello everyone,
This morning I had the privilidge of attending a final farewell to our very own “Gadget Meister” Andy House.

Thanks to a webcast at his service I was able to be there, at least, in spirit as his friends and family attended his funeral.

Andy made a grand appearance as his remains were carried to the stage while the James Bond theme played in the chapel.

His ebony coffin bore the the 007 logo with the words inscribed above it “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” An MI6 logo also was on there as well.

It was a beautiful service with his closest friends remembering, with fondness, the pleasure it was to have Andy as a friend.

We, who had been lucky enough to have gotten to know Andy, will forever miss his many contributions to our hobby and, like Diamonds, his friendship with us, are Forever.

Rest in Peace, Andy. You are sorely missed
--Ed Maggiani

                                                     
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will be missed - rest big boy... ajb007/martini