holds special celebration for two members
University of the Third Age celebrated the accomplishments of
two of its longest-serving members with a special event at the
weekend attended by the town's Mayor.
of members of the U3A gathered at Burnham's Community Centre in
Berrow Road to mark the work of Ken Hindle and Tony Winterburn.
U3A Chairman Mary Ballard and Mayor Martin Cox thanked the duo,
as pictured, during a special cream tea on Saturday.
some 60 years of perseverance and sheer hard work within the local
community, the U3A's President, Ken Hindle, has recently been
honoured with the prestigious British Empire Medal for voluntary
services to adult education," she said.
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
this year which he received last week from Lady Gass.