Trust bids farewell to land steward
Berwick-upon-Tweed Corporation (Freemen) Trustees, together with their officers, recently bid a fond farewell to Neal Thompson upon his retirement after 33 years' service as their land steward.
Chairman Michael Herriott, left, presented Neal with a painting of the town hall, an integral element of the estate, specially commissioned by local artist Anne Gill and framer Neil Potts.
He has been succeeded by Andrew Hamilton, a partner at Edwin Thompson.
In paying tribute to Neal, Michael said that he had played a key role in updating and developing their estate over the years, thereby placing it upon the firm business footing that it now enjoys, to the betterment of both the town and the Guild of Freemen.
Mr Thompson, until recently senior partner of Edwin Thompson (Chartered Surveyors), told those present that he had relished the challenges of the role and found it to be enormously interesting, enjoyable and rewarding.