Trust Life #125: Remembering Terry Broughton
Sadly I begin with some very sad news. Many of you will know Terry Broughton who was chairman of the Trust from its inception until two years ago when he had to give up the position due to ill health, and we have just heard that Terry lost his battle over the weekend.
Terry along with our long-term Trustees had the vision and drive to bring regeneration forward in the town, indeed Amble wouldn’t be the place it is now without their foresight and tenacity in fighting for the funds to make it all happen.
For myself it has been a privilege to know Terry and work under his guidance and share his passion for the town where he grew up and spent all his life.
Terry was a font of knowledge and always happy to share this staff and trustees keeping us all on track. But there was nothing he loved more than his family who were his pride and joy, and to who we have sent our heartfelt condolences. For sure we will all miss Terry and his jovial smiling face around the town.
Amble Festival of Light
The last Ambler informed everyone about the opportunity to join in celebrating the lead up to Christmas by making lanterns and window displays to light up the town. At the time of writing we know over 600 packs have gone out and there have been some fabulous displays made so the town should look wonderful leading up to Christmas. Thank you to everyone who takes part and a special thanks to Drywater Arts and the street co-ordinators who have put in so much effort to make this a success. Its amazing what teamwork can achieve and I look forward to hearing what myths or legends your imaginations have come up with.
Work on the sculpture Trail continues, with artists now contracted and progress information will be included on the app so that each stage of sculpture development can be either viewed or heard once the trail is complete.
We are submitting an application to the Arts Council for community development work which will initially run alongside the trail delivery but also beyond that, so we can bring the community into the project.
One thing is for sure Christmas will happen regardless of covid or any other variant that gets thrown at us, so I will wish you all a merry Christmas however you are able to celebrate and hope 2021 brings a little more joy and happiness to us all.
Julia and Trust staff