A Special Occasion down East


Official Opening of the "new" St. George's PRC


We knew that members of the illustrious group in the below photo had clearly dressed for the occasion, but we wanted to know what was the occasion, who is in it and where and when was it taken?

We seem to have been able to identify everyone in our latest Who, Where and When photo as listed below, but no-one had pinpointed either the date or the occasion. 

The following photo might assist in jogging a few memories:-

 H.E. Sir Edwin “Ted” Leather and P.C. John Headey

The occasion was the official opening of the “new” St. George’s PRC, and we are informed by John Headey that it was probably in late 1976.  (Perhaps someone from the east can check the plaque to ascertain the exact date).

John very kindly provided us with both photos, and he explained that at the time he was Divisional Clerk for Eastern Division which included being Treasurer of St. George’s PRC so he was directly involved in overseeing progress on the building which he describes as a “vast improvement” on the old building.  The gathering was largely the “Management Committee” as listed below.

Sadly, we understand that both the Somerset and St, George’s PRC’s were recently closed as a cost cutting measure.

 Back row (l-r)  Des Waithe, Inspector Joe Colton, H.E. Sir Edwin “Ted” Leather,
COP L.M. “Nobby” Clark, Alan Kennedy, Ian Kittle and Pete Giles 
Front row  -  John Heady, Terry Cabral, and Lincoln Pratt


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