Sir John Sykes Bt

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Sir John Sykes passed away on 15th October.

John has had several health problems in recent years, but he dealt with them with great fortitude and the strength from Sue and his family.   He enjoyed recent days and was in good form.   The end was peaceful.

John was a major part of The Merchant’s House Trust from the beginning of the project in 1991.   His passion and enthusiasm was infectious and he enlisted help from everyone he met.   His belief in saving and restoring such an iconic 17th century building has been rewarded.   He was Chair of the Trust for 25 years and since then became President.

John will be greatly missed by all who knew him and it has been an honour to work with him and our thoughts and condolences are with Sue and the family at this sad time.

His funeral will be private but as you will have seen by the announcement in the papers Sue and the Family have very kindly asked that donations could be made in John's memory to The Merchant's House Trust for which we are very grateful.

Alison Galvin-Wright
Chair of Trustees

To make a donation please either call the Trust Office on 01672 511491 or send a cheque made payable to The Merchant's House Trust to Katie Fairfax-Ross, Trust Manager, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1HN.  

Please use the Gift aid form as your donation with be worth an additional 25%.

Thank you