We are extremely sad to announce the death of Sir Peter Wakefield. He had been an active participant for many years in the fight to keep Twickenham Riverside for the community, and, despite other charitable commitments and his many other interests, he welcomed the opportunity to become a Founder member of the Save Our Riverside committee. He worked tirelessly to carry out its aim to protect the old swimming pool site from being taken over by developers. His quiet diplomacy and gentle manner, as well as his sense of humour, were invaluable in helping the team to achieve its aim of preserving the land on what he termed “this precious stretch of the Thames”. Later he became an active member of the Friends of Twickenham Riverside. His wise counsel and delightful personality will be sorely missed.
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