The Architectural Heritage Fund has learned this week of the sad death of one of its former Trustees, Colin Amery.
Colin served as a member of the AHF’s Council of Management for 15 years, between 1998 and 2013. His writing and journalistic skills were valued by the organisation, as was his experience as a campaigner with the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust, which saved a number of buildings in East London, and latterly across England and Wales. This gave particular insight into funding applications from those organisations wishing to bring about viable re-use to derelict buildings across the UK.
Colin possessed charm, warmth, a sense of calm, a wry wit and a wide architectural knowledge, which was valued by Trustees and staff alike, and his passing will be a great loss the UK heritage sector as a whole.
The Daily Telegraph's obituary for Colin can be found here: