Around 35 people came to Vivisen restaurant in Point Street last evening to farewell and say thank you to departing Fremantle Society president Ian Alexander. Ian has been a tireless and passionate worker for Fremantle’s heritage and future, and will be sadly missed by all of us, who got to know and like him.

As a sign of appreciation Ian was presented with a large framed photo of the beautiful buildings in High Street at sunset, which is also on the cover of the Fighting for Fremantle book.

Ian hinted that the city of Albany, where he will move to, also has substantial heritage and that is is likely he will get involved in helping to preserve that. He is not the kind of man who will sit back and do nothing, so I am sure we’ll hear from him again soon through the media and internet.

We wish Ian and his partner Eileen all the very best for the future and hope they’ll keep in touch with the Fremantle Society.

Roel Loopers