Angus McGill
(1927-2015)

Died aged 87

Angus McGill MBE (26 November 1927 – 16 October 2015) was an English journalist who made his name writing a humorous weekly column in the London Evening Standard, which ran for 30 years documenting all that was eccentric about London life. In 1968, with the illustrator Dominic Poelsma, he also created a daily cartoon strip called Clive, later renamed Augusta. McGill won the British Press Award as Descriptive Writer of the Year 1968 and was appointed MBE in 1990.

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This plaque was installed in 2017, on the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm. It commemorates Angus McGill, who initiated the appeal to replace London's lost trees and the planting of the oak nearby. McGill died in 2015 after 42 years as a columnist with the Evening Standard, and creator of the Clive and Augusta strip cartoons. He was named Descriptive Writer of the Year 1968, and appointed MBE 1990.

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