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A minute’s hard stare in honour of the man who gave us Paddington Bear | Brief letters

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Joel Joffe | Contactless collection plate | Michael Bond | Shakin’ the money tree | TSB | Reading’s hardiest pedestrian

Joel Joffe (Obituary, 28 June) will also be remembered for offering employment at Abbey Life to many South African exiles in London in the 1960s. This was where I met my husband, Nandha, whom Joel had defended in a political trial in Johannesburg in 1965. As our daughter Maya says, “employing you there marks the start of our family life”. Always unassuming, Joel would joke that Nandha was his “one successful case”.

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