Fund hits �4,000

A TRIBUTE fund to pay for a lasting memorial to the late town crier, Garth Gibson, has raised �4,000. Garth, died in May after collapsing outside his beloved Manor Gardens following a meeting of Exmouth Civic Society – he was president.

A TRIBUTE fund to pay for a lasting memorial to the late town crier, Garth Gibson, has raised �4,000.

Garth, died in May after collapsing outside his beloved Manor Gardens following a meeting of Exmouth Civic Society - he was president.

The money raised has come from generous donors and the proceeds of an Exmouth Shantymen tribute concert at The Pavilion recently.

The concert was for Garth, who was a member of the Shantymen using the moniker 'Rigger Mortis' and fellow member John Nettleton, who also died this year.

Although nothing has been finalised, ideas already put forward range from a tribute in either Phear Park or Manor Gardens and include a memorial oak tree or statue.

A panel made up of members of Garth's family, the mayor, councillors and the editor of the Journal will adjudicate how the money will be spent.