Tributes have been pouring in for Richard Filmer, a well respected estate agent who successfully contributed 54 years to the industry. Mr Filmer was diagnosed with cancer nearly 2 years ago, before passing away at the Pilgrims Hospice in Willesborough this May at the age of 70. Richard career as an estate agent began back in 1963 when he joined Ashford based, Scott Kendon and Ronald Pearce, more recently known as Scott and Kendon to eventually become Partner at the business. In 1988, the agency was bought by Halifax Estate Agents. Mr Filmer went on to make the agency an outstanding success in the town. After 30 years, Richard moved to join his lifelong friend, Nigel Gould at Gould Harrison Estate Agency where he remained until this day.
Aside from his work in estate agency, Richard also knew his local town, Ashford, extraordinary well. He published a series of books based on the history of the town, this being the reason for his continued success in estate agency. His colleagues at Gould Harrison are devastated to lose such an incredible figure in the property industry. Many of his friends and family have paid tribute to him complimenting his tireless efforts in preserving the history of Ashford, his fantastic sense of humour and generosity whilst calling him a lovely, lovely man for the town to lose.