Monday, March 01, 2010

Claude Blair Has Died

The funeral of Claude Blair will be held on Thursday 11 March, at 2 pm, in the church of St Sepulchre Newgate in the City of London. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards in Cutlers' Hall, which is near at hand in Warwick Lane. No flowers please.

Several friends have very kindly asked whether they might make a donation to a charity in my father's memory. We would like to support the Church Monuments Society, of which he was a founder-member, and a fund has been set up with a view to conserving one or more monuments in his memory: see the attachment below for details.

Please forward this message to anyone who you think might be interested.

John Blair

The Claude Blair Memorial Conservation Fund

John Blair has requested that donations in memory of his father be given to The Church Monuments Society (Registered Charity No: 279597), not to benefit its members, but to form a fund for the conservation of a monument with an armoured effigy, a cause dear to Claude. As there will be no monument to Claude himself, it is planned to affix a plaque near the monument recording that it was conserved in Claude’s memory. John will be closely involved in choosing the conservation project that will benefit from this fund. The CMS is in the process of setting up a separate account where the money will be held.

To make a donation please send a cheque to:
Mr Michael Thompson,
Hon Treasurer CMS,
Hill Top Farm,
Grantham, Lincs. NG33 4HB.
Phone: 01476 585012.

A sad passing, and a fitting memorial. Of course, his writings still survive as a memorial as well.

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