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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 mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­media.co.uk 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

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