Midhurst picture framer says goodbye

Jane Crawford  is retiring from The Midhurst Gallery, which will soon become Midhurst Framing, with apprentice Bex Page
Jane Crawford is retiring from The Midhurst Gallery, which will soon become Midhurst Framing, with apprentice Bex Page

IT’S THE end of an era for a familiar Midhurst face and picture framer, who has decided to retire after a long career.

Jane Crawford, who has worked in the Midhurst Gallery for 31 years, has decided to say goodbye to the business and leave it in the capable hands of her apprentice.

Although the future of the property is still unclear, Jane plans to close the shop. However, the framing business will remain.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time here,” said Jane.

“I have reached retirement age and I think I have had enough, although I will miss it.

“One of the highlights was most definitely the Paul Maze exhibition, also known as the lost impressionist, who lived in Treyford.

“That was one of the high points. They were really exciting days.

“Our apprentice picture framer, Bex Page, is going to take over the job from me. We’re going to carry on framing; she’s been trained very well.”