Book sale could go towards scholarship

PROCEEDS from the sale of the last few copies of an authoritative work on the history of the town crier, penned by the late Garth Gibson, could go towards an educational scholarship for children.

PROCEEDS from the sale of the last few copies of an authoritative work on the history of the town crier, penned by the late Garth Gibson, could go towards an educational scholarship for children.

Profits from the sale of Oyez, Oyez, Oyez, will go to a special memorial fund in his memory - so far more than �4,000 has been pledged.

Garth, a former teacher and education inspector, died last May in the line of duty collapsing outside his beloved Manor Gardens soon after a meeting of Exmouth Civic Society.

Ideas for a memorial have flooded in from members of the public, but his daughter Jenny Gibson said: "Something in Manor Gardens would be appropriate. Dad loved it there.


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"Although no firm decision has been made I feel a statue would be expensive and could get damaged.

"Dad felt very strongly that about education and an annual scholarship, of say �500, is a possibility.

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"Even if we could get �5 for each book that could go towards that."

The book can be obtained from the town hall.

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