A progress report on the creation of a memorial statue in Wiveliscombe to the late great Keith Floyd

....and the mission of a small group to raise the money, in private donations, to make it possible.
Follow the blog posts below to track our progress and take a look at the Proposal for more information about the Keith Floyd Memorial Project and how you could help.

Good & Bad

On 21st May four of us took a trip to Lyme Regis. There is a very special restaurant there with great views out to the Cobb and the sea. Its specialness does not only lie in the fact that it is owned by Mark Hix, the renowned sea food chef, but also because it is the eatery where Keith
Floyd ate his last meal. He died of a heart attack after lunching there on 14th September 2009!
I sincerely hope he enjoyed his meal more than I did.

View from Hix Oyser and Fish House

A much more pleasant experience occurred on 4th June when I handed over a maquette of KF to his sister Brenda and her husband Edward. A  delightful, amiable couple who had driven from Oxfordshire to collect the work and to visit some of Brenda’s old haunts in Wivey. I think we could have spent days listening to tales of escapades of the Floyds. I am happy to say that she was pleased with the little chap (maquette) and I understand that when they got home she placed him in front of the television for preferable viewing.

Brenda with the little chap

Keith and Brenda 1953

              A celebrity in the making....
              the hand on hip pose,
              the sartorial elegance.

As the present economic climate seems to have slowed the flow of donations to KFMP, the committee has decided that it would be a good idea to have a bas relief portrait plaque made using the money so far raised. This will ensure that our efforts have not been wasted and that Keith will be honoured in the town, come what may. The KFMP, however, will continue with its mission to raise more funds for the eventual realization of the life-size statue

1 comment:

  1. How much more money do you need?

    KF should have been given a Knighthood especially when you look at what he did for England compared to Ramsay with his language who got an honour. Compare how many books and TV shows they both made. Isn't there a posthumous honour that KF can be bestowed?

    Mark from Melbourne