Jim Lupton’s Carvings

The late Jim Lupton with his carvings at Creetown clock door.
The late Jim Lupton with his carvings at Creetown clock door.

A unique fund raising event will be held in Creetown next Friday in memory of a very special man from the village who died earlier this year.

Jim Lupton, who died of cancer in March aged 77, was well known for being generous with his time and talents to help the community he loved.

His widow Janette is hosting an open day at her home for Macmillan Cancer Support but as well as the usual raffles, cakes and candy, tombola and sales table there will be an opportunity to view the wonderful collection wood carvings that Jim lovingly created in his spare time.

Janette said: “Jim worked for years as a monumental mason but he was always interested in working with wood too. When he changed jobs and became a bus driver it was better paid but he kept saying he had nothing to show for his days work. I encouraged him to carve in wood so he started doing wee bits and over the years it grew to 40 to 50 carvings.”

“I want to do this in appreciation of the marvellous care Jim received from the nurses and local doctors who attended him.”

Jim Lupton carvings are not normally on public display but an example of his talent can be seen on the door of the Creetown Clock where he carved five historic scenes of Creetown’s history.

The coffee day and display of carvings will be open to the public at Mayburn House, Park Crescent, Creetown from 10.30am to 4pm on Friday, September 30th.