Trevor Frecknall
Trevor Frecknall

A keen supporter of Newark Book Festival is to be remembered at this year’s event.

Books by former sports journalist and local historian the late Mr Trevor Frecknall, of North Muskham, will be available in return for a donation to Beaumond House Community Hospice, Newark.

The hospice helped him and his family before he died in November.

The books have been donated by Trevor’s wife, Gill.

They will be hand-wrapped and include a short biography about Trevor and his passion for sport, history, social justice, and Newark.

The festival organiser, Sarah Bullimore, said Trevor had been one of their most passionate supporters and a dear friend.

"As we were planning the events for the first Newark Book Festival without Trevor we wanted to pay tribute to him," she said.

"This way we can ensure he is still part of the festival and it enables us to raise money for a charity he really valued.

"He was a great writer and a really lovely person, who we all miss."

Trevor wrote more than a dozen books on local history and sport.

They include Newark In The Great War, which took him a year to complete and pays tribute to the town’s first world war heroes.

He also wrote All Life’s A Game — a memoir of the Brian Clough years at Nottingham Forest.

Newark Book Festival takes place from July 13 to 15.

During the weekend Newark Market Place and surrounding areas will become a Literature Quarter with stalls, stages and streets hosting a range of events.

The festival will also use the National Civil War Centre, the Palace Theatre and the castle.

More information and the full programme is available at www.newarkbookfestival.org.uk