Edghill hailed as ‘Father of Gall Hill’
Joseph “Joe” Edghill has been described as the father of Gall Hill – a community worker who moulded the lives of many people, especially young men, in the area.
These accolades, and more, were heaped upon Edghill yesterday as the former pharmacist and Member of Parliament for the area was recognised for his work as the Gall Hill play park in Christ Church was renamed after him.
Edghill had a major role role in the founding and development of the Pride of Gall Hill Football Club, and former club captain and coach, Eyrie Sealy, gave a heartfelt thank you to the man he said he looked up to.
“This is a big evening for a man who most of us call Dad. Joe, I want to thank you for the work you did with the Pride of Gall Hill. You made us into the men we are today.
“It gives me great joy to know this park will be named after him,” Sealy added, urging the community to take good care of it.
Minister of Community Empowerment Adrian Forde was the featured speaker.