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Arthur Wood, artist and rambler, dies after long illness

Arthur Wood

Arthur Wood

Berwick calligrapher, artist, humourist and keen rambler Arthur Wood has passed away.

He studied at Edinburgh’s Royal High School and then architecture at Edinburgh College of Art, before marrying Jane, a Spittal girl, and bringing up their three children, Jonathan, Kitty and Jeremy.

On returning to Berwick, Arthur joined his father-in-law’s practice, Gray & Paterson, where he remained until retirement providing architectural guidance on many local building projects.

Arthur’s artistic interests and talents always extended far beyond his architecture – including oil-painting, photography, screen-printing, modelling, sculpture – and along with Jane, he opened Spittal Pottery.

In their forties, sadly Jane lost her long battle with illness, and in a twist of fate tragedy struck for Margaret next-door too. Arthur and Margaret became supportive friends and then life-long companions – a very recognisable pair around Berwick.

After further losses of both his mother and his younger son in a short space of time, Arthur found peace and enjoyment through walking. He was a loyal member of Berwick Ramblers and later went on to write books about the area’s walks.

Always a unique individual, Arthur was a very recognisable character around town – in years gone by wearing shorts from May till October.

 

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