Your article: Trust’s vice chairman David retires after 25 years service

Members of the Stewart Trust and guests. David Geekie far left
Members of the Stewart Trust and guests. David Geekie far left

Trust members past and present gathered at Pocklington’s Burnby Hall Gardens to celebrate the retirement of David Geekie, after 25 years’ service to the Gardens.

David, who has stepped down from his role as vice chairman of the Stewart Trust, originally became involved in 1991 and has been instrumental all aspects of life in the Gardens since that time.

These have included the creation of the current Stewart Museum building in 2007. David said: “It has been an enormous privilege to have been associated with the Trust over the past 25 years. Major Stewart and his wife, Katharine, were

remarkable people. Their vision to leave Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum in trust, thus ‘giving much pleasure and profit to the present and future generations,’ has been the inspiration for all those of us who have accepted responsibility for carrying that vision forward.”

A spokesman for the Gardens said: “David has been a fantastic asset to the Gardens for so many years. His enthusiasm, drive and interest have been key factors in the success that the Gardens enjoy today, and he will be greatly missed.”