PAINTINGS WILL HELP CHARITY
MY name is Gordon Allen.
My father was a Warrington-born artist George Allen.
He was born in 1913 but didn’t become a full-time artist until the 1970s. He did quite a lot of watercolour paintings and ink drawings of many well known sites in the Altrincham, High Legh, Wilmslow and Macclesfield areas.
I am fortunate to have had some of my father’s work left to me when he passed away in 1992.
I am aware that my father’s work was very popular with art enthusiasts and sold all over the world.
I am trying to make contact with any people in the region who may own, or have any idea of the whereabouts of some of his work.
I am trying to locate any paintings which people may allow to be used as I am trying to get enough of his work to be able to have a calendar produced featuring 12 scenes he has done.
The purpose of this calendar would be to sell it and the proceeds to be donated to support a charity called The Family Counselling Centre, which is based in Altrincham.
This charity does a lot of important work but is struggling to continue offering its high standard of service due to lack of funding. If you can help, please contact me on 07742 509043 or email me at hotchameleon@ hotmail.co.uk Gordon Allen via email
possible. ●● OUR story about the youth counselling service Just drop In got a strong response from our Facebook followers (website on Thursday, April 23 plus see page 17)
Bethany Stewart: The support they provide to not only local young people but also to their volunteers is excellent. A fantastic service for young people in Macclesfield with wonderful, dedicated staff.
Joe Daniels: A fantastic service- Brilliant staff and volunteers. Deserve a lot of credit for their support with young people!
●● Chris O’Neill sent us this picture taken at Macclesfield Forest. Send your images to us (jpeg format please) at email@example.com or upload them to our Flickr page at www.flickr.com/groups/maccpics. We’ll print the best ones
●● The Old Farm is one of the 1970s watercolours painted by George Allen