Family and friends was to keep Arthur Jones' legacy alive in Denbigh


Shane Brennan

THIS week, Arthur Jones’ family vowed to keep his legacy alive in Denbigh.

During the time Arthur was missing the people of Denbigh raised funds to help with the search in Crete.

Arhtur’s son Jeff has said that the family will soon consider what should be done with the funds but he hoped that Arthur’s legacy would live on in the town.

He said: “We have a few ideas about what to do but we will have to have a sit down with the girls and talk about what we should do.

“We want a fitting tribute for Arthur that is community based here in Denbigh. Arthur was very much at the heart of this town and I would like to see his legacy live on here in a way that is giving back to the people of Denbigh. It’s what he would have wanted.

“There was a fun day held as a fundraiser during the search and it has been suggested that we continue with this as an annual event. But whatever we do it will be based around Denbigh. It’s his legacy.

Jeff added that the funeral had been an emotional day for his family.

He said: “It was just an amazing day. Everything has been surreal for the last two months that the day itself was quite overwhelming to come down Vale street and see all the bikes and people out for him. It was the perfect send off.”

Arthur’s cousin Colin Hughes believes that the fundraising should continue.

He said: “It is time to let Arthur’s family have some quiet time so they can grieve. But I would like to see the fundraising continue so we can have a great memorial to Arthur in the form of a fund for the town.”

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