Monday, 25 June 2012


The media has not exactly lied about George Wiskin's death on Fleetwood beach, but it hasn't exactly gone out of it's way to tell the truth either.

George Wiskin has been portrayed in the news reports as an elderly gentleman of no especial consequence who had been in the Blackpool area for a conference.

George Wiskin was in fact the Chairman of North Staffordshire NHS.

I have been watching this story waiting for the media to tell the public who this man actually was.

Today, at last, the Staffordshire Sentinel has said "DETECTIVES are trying to piece together the final movements of a Staffordshire pensioner who was found dead on a beach.

Former Westwood High School headteacher and NHS boss George Wiskin went missing while attending a pensioners' conference in Blackpool.

The 76-year-old's body was found on a beach at Fleetwood, just to the north of Blackpool, on Friday.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious after a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Wiskin had died of a heart attack.

But they still want to know what happened to the pensioner after he was last seen.

Mr Wiskin, of Park Road, Leek, had been attending the Pensioners' Parliament at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, organised by the National Pensioners' Convention.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Esseen said: "Even though we are now happy that there is nothing suspicious about the death, for the sake of his family, we are still keen to try to piece together Mr Wiskin's last movements.

"If anyone does think they have any information that might help then I would ask them to get in touch.

"The last sighting of Mr Wiskin we have is in Blackpool at the Winter Gardens around 8pm on Wednesday June 20. He was attending a conference function and I am sure people would have seen and spoken to him.

"If anyone saw him either in this area or later on that evening, please get in touch."

Incidentally, the Sentinal was the snoozepaper that pronounced in big bold headlines the libellous statement THEY WERE NO ANGELS at the Staffordshire Pindown child abuse investigation. I was one of those poor kids that was dumped in what was really a prison for children that was being run by pimps hiring out the kids the state had handed over to them supposedly into a "Place of Safety".

Well, I must say Staffordshire Police have been very quick in deciding that there was no foul play. I wonder if Mr Wiskin's body will be cremated very very quickly indeed as Amy Winehouse's was?


Zoompad said...

Well well well, look what I just found!


"A DISTRAUGHT dad smothered his six-month-old baby then hanged himself after he split up with the boy’s mother.

Paul McBride was found in a house with little Ollie McBride nearby in a “very poorly condition”.

The infant was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

Police believe the taxi driver, 39, committed the horrendous crime in a rage after he and Ollie’s mother separated.

A police source said: “It is a very sad case but it appears Paul wasn’t prepared to let anyone else have his son if he couldn’t have him.

“They had recently split up and were rowing a lot. Paul was upset he couldn’t see his son as regularly as he wanted"

Now, what I would like to know is who the police source of that statement was. Could it have been the same source as the statement below?

Zoompad said...


"Detective Superintendent Neil Esseen says there were no obvious signs of physical harm to six-month-old Ollie McBride, who died in hosiptal after being found with the body of his father. "

Was this yet another Parental Alienation Syndrome case?

Anon said...

Interesting developments.

- Aangirfan

Zoompad said...

AT LAST! The Sentinal have finally decided to spill the beans about who George Wiskin was. It took them long enough!


felix said...

"great advocate of the underdog"

Police believe George Wiskin may have been visiting the Blackpool area to attend a conference

Surely it wouldn't take much to find out definitively, would it? He may just have liked trams,for instance...

Zoompad said...

When the freemasons close ranks finding out anything at all is like trying to move a mountain.

Why did the media cover up who George Wiskin was?

felix said...

well, it wasn't the conference of the FPH, Faculty of Public Health into which George Wiskin had just been inducted as a New Lay Member on the Curriculum and Assessment Committee - that's next month in Cardiff.

Zoompad said...

Thanks for the link:

FPH news

New Lay Member on the Curriculum and Assessment Committee

The Education and Training team have successfully recruited into the Lay member role on the Curriculum and Assessment Committee. George Wiskin has a background in developing syllabi in further education and has spent time in the NHS, through membership of a local Primary Care Trust. We welcome George to the Committee and welcome his engagement into the FPH Curriculum and Assessment systems.

felix said...

Births Sep 1935
Wiskin George R.
Perkins [mother's maiden name] Hackney 1b 607

Maureen Wiskin
Leek, Staffordshire, ST13

Dr.Maureen Wiskin - Director of Health Promotion in North Staffordshire Health Authority. [2005]
01538 385799

Labour Party members


Foxlowe Films co-ordinator Maureen Wiskin said: "We are really pleased with the response to the shows. We are clearly meeting a local need. [Apr 2 2012]

Trinity Church member...[ex-Congregational] Maureen Wiskin

Fascinating, very active and high profile people in the Leek community one would think.

felix said...

Tribute and funeral notice here (July 4, URC Leek.