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Vale Peter Thornton

Posted: 5 July 2017

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Vale Peter Thornton
Pete and Annie Thornton were two of the founders of the Frances Folk Gathering. Illness prevented Pete from attending in 2017 but that was the first he had ever missed. The Thorntons have been loyal friends and stalwart supporters of the Gathering, including many memorable Mixed Grill appearances! 
Pete was a superb musician and his warm and good humoured presence was at the heart of the best sessions. We will remember him for his music, his generosity, his friendship and support. And the late night petanque sessions with the ingenious red wine handicap system. 
He will live on in the memories of everyone he met and our hearts are with Annie, his family and all those to whom he was an inspiration and loyal friend. Heaven has gained a great box player.
Lovely sentiments of the committee expressed beautifully by Mike McGregor.