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.
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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.
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