U3A members to be honoured in Burnham-On-Sea
University of the Third Age will be celebrating the accomplishments
of two of its longest-serving members later this month.
of the U3A, based at Burnham's Community Centre in Berrow Road,
will be gathering on Saturday 26th October to mark the efforts
of Ken Hindle and Tony Winterburn.
of the U3A are invited to join us for an afternoon of praise for
these two gentlemen who have had such an impact on society and
the lives of others," the group's Sue Meads told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
some 60 years of perseverance and sheer hard work within the local
community, the U3A's President, Ken Hindle, was recently been
honoured with the prestigious British Empire Medal for voluntary
services to adult education. Ken has dedicated his adult life
by being involved with such projects as youth work, preaching,
adult and nursery education, the homeless as well as establishing
the Burnham U3A and being Chairman of the Community Centre for
nearly ten years."
Winterburn was awarded the Arctic Star for his valiant contribution
to the war effort. Tony was serving as a Junior Officer in the
Merchant Navy and heavily involved with the support of the Russian
Red Army during the Arctic Campaign. Convoys carrying valuable
war material to the Red Army were under constant attack from the
German forces. It is only recently that our present Government
recognised this contribution and commissioned the striking of
this new campaign medal."
was presented with a Civic Award in 2007, as we featured
here, and Ken's BEM Medal was announced earlier