Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson was a community activist and long-standing attender at Winchmore Hill Meeting, who had moved away some years ago.  I have fond memories of him.

As this obituary in The Guardian indicates, his lifetime’s work was inspired by his experience of being a conscientious objector in a Quaker-run unit in the London blitz.  He observed the community rallying around after appalling bombing and it was “this example of local self-help which informed the rest of his life”.

Tony was busy right into his later years.  We did not see him so often but he was always working on community and neighbourhood initiatives to empower self help in the planning world. He wrote several books, including one entitled “People power”, which I think we still have in our meeting house library.

 

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