Andrew Carnegie

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Our friend and Committee Member  Andrew Carnegie passed away on Monday night peacefully at his home in Welwyn Garden City, our condolencies go to his family.

Andrew has been a driving force within the Chamber for many years, certainly since before my involvement. Many people will know Andrew through the Carnegie Lettings Agency, but most will not know Andrew’s complete comittment to Welwyn Garden City, from getting access to Henry Moore sculptures to his suport of the Barn Theatre, Andrew’s belief in the values of the Garden City has been an inspiration to us all. I will always remember him telling me about his time in the Advertising business where, when pitching for the British Rail Account, he sat the Board of British Rail in a shoddy room and kept them waiting for 20 mins, turning up late with some stale sandwiches. Andrew then explained to the none too happy board members, that this was the British Rail customer experience at the time, and they won the account. So Andrew’s broad and diverse legacy includes a vaste improvement in railway catering across the Country. His smile and sense of humour will be missed, but they live on in the lives of all those who met him.

Re the Commemeration Service

Stuart, Andrew’s son, invites you to the service

Hi all

Just to let you know we will be holding a service in celebration of Dad’s life at 3pm on Friday 5th February at the Free Church opposite sainsburys on Church Road followed by tea and cake in the church hall. The family are having a quiet service in the morning at Harwood Park. Please pass on the details to anyone who would like to come along. Hope to see you there.

Best wishes





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