The Banks Lyon Memorial Trust
The Banks Lyon Memorial Trust was set up in by Dr Walter Lyon, just before he died in 2003 [Dr Walter Lyon, 1917-2003]. Dr Lyon was born and grew up in Lancaster and attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School. He qualified and practised as a doctor. He later bought Stanley Farm at Quernmore near Lancaster and enjoyed the practical aspect of that life. When he later returned to medicine, it was to psychiatry and, in particular, to the medical and social issues arising from alcohol and drug misuse. He was instrumental in setting up the Lancaster charity, Inward House, to help address these issues. A separate charity called the Walter Lyon Trust continues that work to this day.