Ian Storey joined the Civic Society committee in spring 2011. We welcomed him for his love of and commitment to Corsham. He was well-known in the town due to his position with the Chamber of Commerce, his work with the Martingate Centre and his successful efforts to save the Tourist Information Centre in 2006 through his campaigning with the Corsham Area Development Trust. Unfortunately we only had the benefit of his local knowledge and his enthusiasm for just a few months. He died in November last year.
Ian spent most of his working life in marketing and had a great passion for promoting local enterprise in Corsham. Ian was instrumental in establishing the Corsham Area Community Partnership – the forerunner of the present Corsham Community Area Network. He also helped to establish the Corsham Area Development Trust, when, in 2006, North Wilts District Council wanted to transfer the running of Corsham’s Tourist Information and Heritage Centre into the hands of others.
Our chairman, Michael Rumsey, says of Ian “His work in keeping the Corsham Heritage and Information Centre open was legendary and we are
hopeful the Centre will continue to remain open for many years to come as a tribute to Ian’s foresight and hard work. His presence on the Corsham Civic Society Committee and also as a society member will be greatly missed.”