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In Memory of Trevor Stone

The previous week had brought some sad news, Trevor Stone, the Father of a friend of mine had passed away. Trevor was a well known and respected Long Sword dancer and archivist amongst other things. Trevor, knowing that he was ill, had been keen to insure that his archive would be looked after and made available to the public. It was decided, along with his Widow Elaine, that the archive should be donated to the Museum to become an important part of the Museum's collection and that once we were open and established, the video footage would all be digitised and made available. This will become the Trevor Stone Memorial Archive.

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Elaine and her daughter Georgia had asked if I would bring the caravan to the reception after the service so that Trevor's friends could see where the archive was going to and to meet me and ask any questions about the project. There were several people I knew at the service, Doc and Jill being among them, who had known Trevor for many years. The service was attended by many of Trevor's friends and there were several Long Sword teams who performed later. The day was both moving and celebratory and I hope that the archive will be cherished and put to good use once made available.

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