Alan Preston
September 11, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Alan Preston’s funeral, wake and eulogies, 7th September 2004

Alan Preston’s funeral, wake and eulogies, 7th September 2004

Alan Preston touched many lives, and working out how to contact everyone who would want to know about his funeral was a big job. Tilly Lloyd’s notes below:

Arranging closing the shop so staff could attend the funeral, and the shop could function as the venue for the wake afterwards.

Tilly Lloyd and Robin Cathcart communicating about the formalities for the funeral.

Tilly Lloyd’s wrote to Bookseller magazine (UK) about Alan Preston.

Organising drinks for the wake – attendance was expected to be high, so the provisions got revised several times.

Organising supplies for the wake.

Planning the tidying of the shop and assigning an area for tributes.

Order of Service for Alan Preston.

Nigel Cox sent this eulogy to be read out at Alan Preston’s funeral service as he could not be there in person.

Louise Wrightson’s eulogy.

Tilly Lloyd’s eulogy.

Nigel Cox and Tilly Lloyd correspond about the eulogy Nigel wasn’t able to deliver himself, Alan’s funeral and his ongoing influence.

A video was made of the funeral and the wake – to be sent to those who could not attend.



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