Dursley commemorates community stalwart
5:32pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
MEMBERS of Dursley Male Voice choir were out in force on Saturday morning with many others to watch a memorial plaque unveiled for a community stalwart and universally-liked gentleman.
Mounted on the wall by the steps of the town hall, the plaque commemorated John Evans, who died in September last year.
Aged 74, Mr Evans left behind many admirers and was a prominent figure in the town.
Dursley Town Mayor Jane Ball officially unveiled the tribute and noted the great contribution he had made to the community of Dursley.
Mr Evans had been a member of Dursley Male Voice Choir, the Royal British Legion and had worked for Dursley Town Council and numerous other organisations.
The popular figure was well known for his hard work and friendliness.
Chairman of the trustees of Dursley Town Trust, which owns the town hall, Mike Doughty, said they were pleased to be able to place the plaque at the hall.
“John was the custodian of the town hall for many years and was also always to be found planting and looking after the flower planters in the town,” he said.
“John’s contribution is summed up in the words on the plaque; a smile, a song, a helping hand.”
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