Tony Treadwell, who was campaigning to save the name of Birmingham Gun Quarter, has passed away at the young age of 45. Tony recorded a number of audio diaries about living with terminal cancer on Radio 5, where he also talked about his love of shooting and working with vintage shotguns.
The interviews are available to hear online. Tony was an inspiration to many people and our thoughts are with his wife Marie and his children Will aged 10 and Izzy aged three. His campaign will be continued by the Birmingham gun trade with the support of BASC. In May Tony’s family and BASC Midlands regional officer Liz Lamb attended the unveiling of an information panel about the Birmingham gun quarter by the Gunmaker’s Arms on the city’s Little Shadwell Street. The plaque, provided by Birmingham City Council, was unveiled by Tony Huxtable, the councillor at the centre of the controversy that prompted the campaign.