William Leonard Edge, geometer, died, aged 92, on 27th September 1997 at Bonnyrigg, near Edinburgh. He was born on 8th November 1904 in Stockport, Cheshire. Both parents were teachers, his father a headmaster. His family called him Leonard. Maintaining Edwardian style he liked to be ‘Edge’ to colleagues and friends. To those of us of a much younger generation who found addressing him in this style difficult, he was ‘WLE.’; and he reciprocated by using our Christian names. Educated at Stockport Grammar School, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1923 with an Entrance Scholarship. And so began a life-long love affair with college and city. He frequently returned to visit Trinity, remained in close contact with its affairs, and loved to quiz and regale visitors with its news and people.
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