The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Councillor Herbert Harper presented a commemorative plaque to Mr Gerry Bowden in commemoration of his services to the community. Mr Bowden, a patron of the Wenlock Olympian Live Arts and active supporter of the local Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir, has now officially retired from all active services within the community. Mr Bowden recently relinquished his position as co-ordinator of the Wenlock Estates representatives on the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee.

Mr Bowden joined the former Borough of Wenlock council in 1961 and has actively served on Much Wenlock Town Council and also on the former Bridgnorth District Council. From 1961 until today Mr Bowden has assisted in, and participated in, creating activities that many members of the local community will share fond memories of, such as the Wenlock town Olympian Carnivals, the Queen’s Jubilee, and the sequence of Charter Day Fayres. Following Mr Bowden’s retirement, Mr David Gibbon has taken the lead for the Wenlock Estates representatives, he is also chairman of the Gaskell Recreation Ground charity and its Management Committee. Mr Trevor Childs has been accepted to fill the space created by Mr Bowden’s future absence from the Wenlock Estates group.

(The presentation took place on 8 August 2016.)

Photo provided by the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee (copyrighted)

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