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The collection of UK AIDS Quilts were made between 1989 and 1996 to commemorate friends, lovers and family members who passed away from an AIDS related illness during this time. You can zoom in to some of the specific details listed below.

The top left panel remembers Paul Ashton, originally from Kent which is represented in the design with the hop plant and oast house. Paul was a volunteer for the London Gay Switchboard – represented with the t-shirt design on the left. Paul was a big Christmas fan, famous for his raucous parties, represented by the cracker and hat here.

The top right panel reads: ‘To commemorate all named and unnamed South Asian, Arabic, Turkish, and Irani people who have died from AIDS’ as part of the Naz Project.

The left centre panel is for Nick Game, with an image of Nick and a spray of purple fresias.

The bottom left panel features Ray, Malcolm, Alan Freathy, Mandy Qray, John Clint Wray, Jon Clint Wray, Geoff Stilwell, Iain Hartley Parkinson, Alan, John, David Carl Wormald around a scene of Newcastle upon Tyne

The bottom right panel remembers Steve and features a series of pink squares with pale cream lettering.

The centre right panel remembers Paul, with a photo of paul surrounded by a scattering of flowers.


Nick Game - Paul Ashton - Naz Project - Stevie, Space, Bev - Paul - BP Newcastle Upon Tyne - Steve

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