A growing number of friends of Ashley McKinnon have been keeping a vigil over floral tributes to the young man who fell to his death from the top of the Wyvern car park on 13 February just before 9.30pm.
The growing display of flowers includes sorrowful messages towards a life cut short too early.
Friend Sophie Hanrahan said she was heart broken that Ashley is no longer with the group. "He was such a lovely person, always happy and really generous," she said. "We can’t believe that he’s gone."
Damion Davies from Pinehurst said Ashley was an ‘earth angel.’ "We all loved him as part of our family of friends. He always knew how to put a smile on people’s face.
"I don’t think his death is any more than a terrible accident; all of us have asked ourselves if there was anything going on that would cause him to take his own life. Ashley used to go up to the top floor to think, it was his time-out zone. The weather was terrible that night, a really high wind, and I think maybe he got too close to the edge and got blown off.
"His life wasn’t easy, but he had a girlfriend for a long time and they were close. He’d done a course at Swindon fire station, he really wanted to be a fire fighter, and he was going start studying at Swindon College. Ashley was too pure to take his own life. None of us can believe what has happened."
Ashley had bought a Valentines Day Card for his girlfriend Atlanta Holmes from Moredon, but she is not received it as the police are yet to release his belongings.
However the police are not treated Ashley’s death as suspicious.