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Post  martyrant on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:18 am

Sad to say that former Daily Express reporter and avid Merthyr fan John Lloyd passed away in London yesterday.

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Post  jeffh on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:35 am

Strange, On the week the new complex opens under new names John Lloyd who wrote under the name of Candac passed away.

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:52 am

Sad news. Did he hear of the cup win before passing away?
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Post  cliffyboy on Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:47 am

Great journalist, John was 87 years old. R.I.P "CANDAC"

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Post  Gareth Williams on Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:54 am

Sad to hear of the passing of John Lloyd, one of the greats of Welsh sports journalism, who spent 40 years on the Daily Express. John was one of life's real characters who never forgot his Merthyr roots and was also well known on the London showbiz circuit with Dorothy Squires and Shirley Bassey among his numerous friends. True, John wrote under the name of Candac for the Merthyr Express, following on from the original Candac, the distinguished Merthyr-born David Cole who became the youngest editor of the Western Mail at the age of 27 and eventually managing director and chairman of Thomson Regional Newspapers. His full name was Claude Neville David Cole - so that's how the Candac column originated. RIP John.

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Post  Boz1964 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:33 am

Didn't know the reason for CANDAC but do now .

Alas another Martyr leaves us - let's hope he can remembered somehow- perhaps in the Hall of Fame if appropriate.

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Post  stevie g on Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:13 pm

John was a really nice down to earth guy and he loved Merthyr

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Post  Bradley Cole on Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:01 pm

To All,

I'm sure Mr Lloyd was a fantastic journalist with his time at 'CANDAC' and further endeavors. It is also great to acknowledge the previous founder, David Cole, my grand-father who was also Merthyr born and bred with a passion of journalism and sports. I sure they both worked and shared their knowledge with another.


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Post  Likehemlo on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:50 am

Feel sad for that. Crying or Very sad

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