It is with sadness that I have to tell you that Betty Willingale passed away on Monday 15th February 2021 age 93.

She was a Script Editor for the BBC and her most current work was Midsomer Murders. She was a lovely lady full of exuberance and fascinating to talk to. She grew up in her beloved Bermondsey and she loved reminiscing about her life there.

She helped me so much when I started out researching our family tree in the 1990’s. Her memory was second to none and she never ceased to amaze me as she recalled people and dates and places.

I was so lucky to accompany her with 2 of her nieces and their husbands to the BAFTAS. The whole night was dedicated to Betty and was full of actors and friends that she had worked with over the years such as John Nettles and Alan Rickman. It was a wonderful evening and one I will never forget.

She received her covid jab a few weeks ago which made her quite poorly and she never recovered from this.

Her obituary has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Times.

Kim Burroughs nee Willingale (I0390)