UK AIDS Quilt 005

This is Quilt 005 of 042 in the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt collection, created during the late 1980's and early 1990's before there was effective treatment for people living with HIV.

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The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Project

This collection is created in memory of loved ones, friends and family. For some people our archive contains a great deal of information about their lives, for others we hold little, or none.

email aidsquiltuk@gmail.com if you have any information about someone remembered here

AIDS Quilt 5 (1980/1990)AIDS Quilt UK

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was the talisman of the UK rock group Queen. Flamboyant and a genuine showman, known the world over and loved by many. Died 24th November 1991

005 John MacIntyre
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John MacIntyre

John's panel was made by friends Alistair and Olive. 

John was well known on the global gay Scene, hence why so many different cities are listed on the left of the panel

AIDS Quilt 5 Notes John MacIntyre, Alastair Hume and Olive Fairley, From the collection of: AIDS Quilt UK
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John was famous for his love of a checked shirt, faded denim and his precious leather waistcoat. These have all been included in the design of the panel.

AIDS Quilt 5 (1980/1990)AIDS Quilt UK

005 Tony
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Tony

You are hearing a reading of the poem written on the panel and detailed below. 

This poem was written by the panel makers Susan Sneddon and friends, for Tony.

AIDS Quilt 5 Notes Poem for Tony, From the collection of: AIDS Quilt UK
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This poem ends with the couplet: "To meet once again we must first say goodbye: Friendships are eternal. They can never die!"

AIDS Quilt 5 (1980/1990)AIDS Quilt UK

005 Andrew Carter
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Andrew Carter

Andrew was from Perth, western Australia. Read more about him below. Andrew died at home in Perth, 20th June 1991.

AIDS Quilt 5 Notes Andrew Carter Biog, From the collection of: AIDS Quilt UK
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This letter describes Andrew's work promoting the AIDS Quilt project globally and he received the Medal of the Order of Australia for promoting community awareness of HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Quilt 5 (1980/1990)AIDS Quilt UK

005 Fred
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David, Brian, Peter, Ian

This panel was made by Fred Hepple for his friends from the Aidsline West Midlands who had died. Towards the end of Fred's life he would wrap the quilt around himself

AIDS Quilt 5 Notes About Fred 1, From the collection of: AIDS Quilt UK
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AIDS Quilt 5 Notes About Fred 2, From the collection of: AIDS Quilt UK
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This letter remembers Fred and mentions his love of nature, with his favourite flower being a rose, which is depicted on the Quilt above.

AIDS Quilt 5 (1980/1990)AIDS Quilt UK

Jed

Ken

Jamie Fraser

Credits: Story

Many of the quilts we hold have no back up information. If you recognise any names or panels without information please get in touch. email aidsquiltuk@gmail.com
Thank you to the partnership volunteers and members who recorded the letters and stories associated with the panels made for loved ones lost in the early days of the HIV / AIDS epidemic in the 80’s and 90’s. 

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The story featured may in some cases have been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
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