Reprinted from Newsletter 114, dated 2005 February

Douglas Smith, one of our founder members

Douglas Smith, 1937–2005, one of the society’s founders [Barrie Hudson]{.by}

Doug Smith

We are sad to hear of the death in January of Douglas John Smith. Born in 1937, Doug practised as a chartered surveyor in Glastonbury for 40 years, initially in the practice of Hudson and Smith, and latterly as the lead partner of Douglas Smith Partnership, the architects at 66 High Street, until his retirement in 2004.

The practice specialized in renovation works, in the town and the wider Somerset area. Doug’s careful attention to detail in renovation was his hallmark, and his death at the early age of 67 is a sad loss to the profession and to his wife Angela and his family. His monument remains in his architectural work during his long service to his clients and the fabric of the town.

The packed memorial service, full of light-hearted anecdotes about him, was at Priddy church.

• Douglas Smith was one of the founding members of Glastonbury Conservation Society in 1971.

• In 2016, the former Hudson and Smith offices in a Grade II listed building at 66 High Street were converted to six flats.