137 years in tune
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
THEM, William and Hilary Edwards have given 137 years as choristers to
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the Baptist’s, Lea, in
served for 72 years, she for 65; and both of them have given “tremendous
service to the parish in other ways,” says the Vicar, the Revd Trish Grigor.
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who was born in the parish and is now 82, was a churchwarden for 21 years, and
still keeps the burial register.
Edwards, who came to Lea as a child, was PCC secretary, Akela to the Cubs, and
edited the parish newsletter. They were always very encouraging to young
choristers, says Miss Grigor.
me that both have had bouts of serious ill health, Mr Edwards most recently,
“but have always risen above it and carried on”.