In the early days of AHI, when we called ourselves the Society for the Interpretation of Britain’s Heritage, we were fortunate to receive financial aid from the Carnegie UK Trust, based in Dunfermline. Apart from some initial funding when we were founded, the Trust was able to support us with a generous grant of £15,000 in 1984. This enabled us to launch and run the Interpret Britain Awards for three years.
The man behind this grant was Geoffrey Lord, Secretary of the CUKT from 1977 to 1993.
Geoffrey took a personal interest in SIBH for a long time in addition to joining us at many events including, of course, our award ceremonies and dinners. He was a man of gentle disposition, generous of spirit and always determined to help those less able to fend for themselves.
AHI should be proud of, as well as grateful for, its association with the Trust and, in particular, with Geoffrey, an Honorary Member of AHI, who died in July of this year at the age of 92.
We send our deepest condolences to Geoffrey’s family.