It was with great sadness we learned yesterday of the passing of Cllr Albert Richardson – twice Mayor of Preston, our landlord, long time supporter and our friend. Quite simply, if not for Albert offering the use of his then empty factory mill on Stanhope Street in 2011, Oxheys would never have started.
He proudly came to every one of our exhibitions and private views, enjoyed showing off “his gallery” to his friends and made a point of buying artwork from every one of the resident artists.
He was a true gentleman. A kind-hearted and generous man with a lively spirit, who enjoyed having a bit of fun. We have many happy memories from the 6 years we spent at the mill.
Albert – you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.