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AIDS Quilt 3

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 centre panel bares the title: ‘For the Unknown’ and below ‘For Those We Dare Not Name’, remembering those who could not be named on the Quilt.

The centre panel is for Brian Gregory, above his name are two crabs, perhaps representing the astronomy symbol for Cancer.

The bottom centre panel remembers Brian and David, friends and colleagues who helped raise awareness around HIV AIDS. The panel is signed by friends and family.

The left centre panel remembers Dennis H, Nick, Graham W and Brian B with various images around their names including a broken heart and a lit candle.

The bottom left panel remembers Bill, with a triptych of clover leaves in the bottom corner.

The top left panel bares the title: ‘In memory of all my friends I cannot properly name’.

The top right panel remembers Freddie, with a Eulogy titled ‘ Rhapsody for Freddie’ written on the panel.

The bottom right panel is in memory of David Langley. The design features a Christian cross with a red heart on it, containing the letters IHS. Around it are phrases relating to the AIDS epidemic and mistreatment of the victims including: ‘Clause 28’, ‘Gay Plague’ and a swastika.


Dennis H - Nick - Graham W - Brian B - Bill - Freddie - Brian Gregory - Brian & David - David Langley - For the Unknown - For Those We Dare Not Name

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