We were pleased to welcome a couple of guests to our committee meeting this week.
During the course of the meeting the daughters of Neville Tranter – Helen Scott-Reed and Allison Jackson, made a presentation to APCA on behalf of their family.
Neville was a member of our regular Art Club which has been running for well over a decade now.
We were told by Allison “My dad loved the Art Club; he enjoyed the camaraderie and the friendship of the club” and Helen added “The Hub is a lifeline for some – he just loved the Art Club.”
Neville sadly passed away in July aged 86 – he had at the end of his life suffered from dementia. His funeral took place on Tuesday 30th July at Bushbury Crematorium.
Daughter Helen repeated that “Dad knew so many people around Wolverhampton and Wednesfield especially with regard to football and most recently here at The Hub He enjoyed his painting, and creating his amazing watercolour paintings and artworks.”
The family spoke about the way that Neville had painted and the family were very proud of the way his Art had been exhibited at the Hub.
They said he was “immensely proud when the Queens representative – The Deputy Lord Lieutenant visited the Hub to present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Ashmore Park Community Association.”
It was at that important ceremony that the water colour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth which Neville painted, was very much the talking point, during the Award ceremony.
The family then presented the Committee with the original water colour that Neville painted of the Queen.
Plus the family said they “had raised £810 selling other paintings and art created by Neville.”
Helen and Allison then presented a cheque and the painting to James Clarke – Chairman of the APCA which was warmly received.
The Water Colour painting will be proudly displayed at The Hub for the enjoyment of others and the fund will be used to facilitate activities at The Hub.