The Jim Clark Trust has announced plans for a programme of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of double Formula One World Champion Jim Clark, who died on 7th April 1968.
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th April this year, the Trust, along with Club Lotus, Live Borders and Chirnside Common Good Association, will welcome visitors to the Scottish Borders who would like to pay their respects, share fond memories and celebrate plans for a new Jim Clark Museum.
The weekend activities will include:
- a commemorative Church Service in Chirnside
- a groundbreaking ceremony for the new museum in Duns,
- an anniversary dinner at Carfraemill Hotel
- an open exhibition at Chirnside Village Hall for anyone who would like to showcase their own Jim Clark memorabilia.
Plans were confirmed in September last year for a new £1.6m Jim Clark Museum funded by Scottish Borders Council, Heritage Lottery and The Jim Clark Trust. The new museum is expected to open in the spring of next year.
Photo credit: LAT Photographic Jim Clark Trust.