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Tributes paid to WAB radio presenter Graham

Thursday July 23 2015

Graham Graham

TRIBUTES have flooded in following the sad death of WAB radio presenter Graham Steventon.

Graham was a well-known character in town. His work in the community made not only WAB but Barnsley a better place.

Fellow WAB radio presenter, Tommy Taylor described Graham as his "best friend". The duo had been working together on various projects for over 30 years.

He said: "Graham's life revolved around entertaining. Everything from children's parties to old folks dance afternoons. He would do anything to help people.

"He led a full life - it was all go for Graham. He was such a social person and enjoyed organising trips for the old folks groups."

Jonathan Exley‬ said his "friend and an inspirational man has passed to soon".

He said: "He was a lovely, admirable human being that I'm proud to say I knew and worked with. He did some amazing things for the community.

"My condolences to his family and his wife, who is going through enough as it is."

WABer Donna Crossland said she first met Graham at her daughter's birthday party where he was the DJ.

She said: "Graham will be missed so much. He was the loveliest man anyone could meet and was brilliant with kids.

"I always served him at Morrisons and he would always make me smile. He loved taking his grandson Thomas to playgroups."

As a mark of respect Tommy will not do his usual Northern Soul and Motown show on WAB radio tonight.‪

If you have any photographs or memories of Graham you would like to share feel free to post them here.

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Reply Posted by Victoria steventon on Thursday July 23 2015 at 15:34
Thank you for putting this on. The grief is unbearable but everyone's well wishes mean the world.

Reply Posted by Tommy Taylor on Thursday July 23 2015 at 16:12
An amazing entertainer, a great friend and a lovely person. He will be sadly missed. God bless you my friend

Reply Posted by Melanie on Thursday July 23 2015 at 20:49
RIP Graham

Reply Posted by Kelly on Friday July 24 2015 at 19:49
Going to miss you will never be the same again at the Waverley R.I.P GRAHAM

Reply Posted by Simon clarkson on Friday July 24 2015 at 20:56
I had the pleasure of knowing Graham for over 30 years. He was my friend. We worked all over the place together. He was a great entertainer. Love to Helen and Victoria. Please give me a ring.

Reply Posted by Alyson Jones on Tuesday August 4 2015 at 20:43
Graham was a loyal friend and patron of The Queens Hotel Blackpool. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and he has inspired me greatly with his enthusiasm for "the great British seaside". Being a Wiganer born and bred I was so looking forward to Graham's Northern Soul Weekend in Blackpool in Feb next year. Graham was a lovely man, and I will miss our chats and his support very much. Much love to Helen and famiily and friends. Alyson Queens Blackpool. X