The words of an Elder Statesman

On Thursday 4 May 2023, the members of Dundee Civic Trust marked our 50th anniversary with a celebratory dinner at the Woodlands Hotel in Broughty Ferry. Our much-loved senior member and former Chairman, Jack Searle, provided the address.

Londoner Jack, thanks to his marriage to local girl Joyce, has been an honorary Dundonian for sixty years. His speech provided as good a summary as any of the work of Dundee Civic Trust.

There is a strong possibility that Dundee Civic Trust might not exist at all today but for Jack’s energy in helping to revitalise it some 25 years ago. One thing is certain: without him it would be much the poorer.

Read Jack’s address here.