It is with great sadness that I have to report that Dick Reid died at the weekend. He was one of our distinguished group of Vice Presidents, and was an embodiment of the ethos of craftsmanship that lies at the heart of the Consortium’s existence.
Dick was elected a Vice President of the Consortium in 2001 and remained a committed supporter, although sadly ill health prevented him from attending recent AGMs. One time President of the Master Carvers Association and a past Governor of the Merchant Adventurers, his skills and those of his workshop led to work in many of the country’s most significant historic buildings, including Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey and York Minster. Many of this generation’s finest carvers passed through his workshop as apprentices.
Our thoughts go out to his family, and especially to Buff, who has been a committed member of the Consortium committee, and who edited earlier editions of the Consortium Directory.
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