Mrs Helen Speirs
It is with much sadness that we hear
of the death of Helen after a short illness.
Helen and her late husband, Bill,
were involved for many years with both British Driving Society (West of Scotland in particular
but other branches throughout Scotland) and with the Scottish Carriage Driving Association.
They were introduced to Carriage
Driving by Ewan MacInnes, a fellow bank manager of Bill’s, and they were active in scoring with
pen and paper at many events for many years.
Helen continued to help out both in
the office at Lowther and stewarding throughout Scotland after Bill passed away. She was a
familiar sight, emerging from her caravan at driving trials events with her beloved black Lab
We don’t think we ever got Helen up
onto a carriage at any time but she was a very willing steward at club and national competitions
- our uppermost memory of her was at the end of the marathon at Eglinton Park, sitting in her
car with stopwatch and clipboard in hand, grinning a congratulatory welcome to those crossing
the finishing line.
Helen was a sponsor of Hopetoun with
her Equiform Products being given as prizes to 6 classes each year.