Thursday, 13 December 2012

John Beecher


It was with immeasurable sadness that we learned of the death yesterday of John Beecher.
In the years that John and his family lived in Buxton they earned the respect, admiration and, above all, affection of us all.
John achieved much in his short life. (He would have been 26 tomorrow). I first met him when he was a primary school pupil and it was with much pleasure that we could see how his generation grew, developed and gave so much.
John had such a sharp, creative intelligence - but there no arrogance about him and a smile was never far from his face.
In terms of Buxton Fringe, John was, for many, the public face of Underground Venues where he managed the box office and front of house calmly, patiently and with cheerful humour. In his own unfussy way John lit up the Fringe and the lives of so many. The adjective most commonly used to describe John is 'lovely'. We were lucky to have him.
Thanks for all that you did for us John.
Our thoughts are with Nicky, Mike, Max and Anna.