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‘Unsung hero’ who never took a day off work dies as family praise his ‘legacy’


Alan Gayle changed the face of the L8 community and never turned his back on those in need

Alan Gayle in the L8 Law Centre main office

Alan Gayle in the L8 Law Centre main office (Image: Liverpool 8 Law Centre Archives)

Alan Gayle, 76, was a campaign worker and lifelong community activist, during his 25 plus years at the Liverpool 8 Law Centre.

He had seven children – Dijuana, Janice and Lashone, Junade, Celeste, Lyndsey, Kelly and Nicola who in a combined tribute said their dad “fought for the rights of the people”.

They added: “Dad was at the forefront of fighting against inequality and injustice, particularly around the Liverpool 8 area.

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“He fought for the rights of the people and was a well respected figure.

“He will be dearly missed, not just by his family, but also those whose lives he touched”.

Alan, who died on August 17, was a well known figure in the L8 Toxteth community and beyond and was the eldest of three siblings, Abdul, Janice and Howard the youngest.


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