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Tribute to Richard Booth 

Richard Booth (1938 – 2019)


There have been many tributes paid to Richard since his death on 20 August and today there will be even more as his funeral takes place this afternoon.


Hay Town Council would like to acknowledge Richard ‘s unique personality, his flair for publicity, his dislike of bureaucracy and his unerring belief in the power of books as an economy. However, most of all we recognise that without Richard’s commitment, support and hard work, Hay would not be the world renowned “Town of Books” that initiated the formation of so many other book towns worldwide.


Most of all today, we would like to extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to Richard’s widow, Hope, his family and friends.


Published on Thursday 8th August 2019 by Trudy