Contributions come together

PUBLISHED: 15:52 08 March 2007 | UPDATED: 21:35 29 May 2010

Widows of past members looking at Dunmow Probus Club’s illustrated Book of Remembrance - Pic: Dick Harding

Widows of past members looking at Dunmow Probus Club’s illustrated Book of Remembrance - Pic: Dick Harding

FRIENDS and members of Dunmow s Probus Club gathered at the Maltings in Great Dunmow for the unveiling of a Book of Remembrance on Thursday. Joining them were founder member Noel Brady, mayor Frank Silver and his wife Blanche, town clerk Owen Wilson and h

FRIENDS and members of Dunmow's Probus Club gathered at the Maltings in Great Dunmow for the unveiling of a Book of Remembrance on Thursday.

Joining them were founder member Noel Brady, mayor Frank Silver and his wife Blanche, town clerk Owen Wilson and his wife Ruth.

Probus Club past president, Keith Barber described the book.

He said: "It is a maroon coloured leather bound book that has a page dedicated to each member who has made a great contribution to the club from its inception in 1989 but has passed away.

"Each page is headed by a photograph, followed by a brief synopsis of their life, written by their widow."

The club's president The Rev Peter Street and Mr Barber had similar ideas about producing such a book and then got together to make it.

The launch celebration was attended by 21 widows and some of their friends and escorts who enjoyed reading over the pages and chatting over coffee and biscuits.

Today the club has 54 members with a waiting list and meet monthly at the Farmhouse Inn, Monk Street for lunch.

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