This week 60 years ago: Lambretta-loving Finsbury councillor dies
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A Lambretta-riding councillor died at the age of 56.
Cllr James Bellamy, who represented the St James’ ward in Finsbury, was killed in a road accident.
The Labour councillor was first elected onto Finsbury Borough Council [as it was then known – it merged with Islington Council in 1965] in 1938.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old cyclist was killed in a separate accident outside Islington Town Hall.
Patrick Osborn, of Northampton Park, Canonbury, veered into a lorry’s trailer and was run over by its back wheel. As he lay dying, Mr Osborn said his “wheel slipped” – and witnesses saw a “greasy patch” on his wheel.
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