The History of
Whitchurch Rotary Club
1938 - 2008

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We meet in the Dodington Lodge Hotel every 1st & 3rd Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for Dinner, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 12:45pm for lunch, and if there's a 5th Tuesday, we meet at 7:00am for Breakfast. Visitors are welcome.

Presidents of Whitchurch Rotary Club


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He was born in Crewe and attended Crewe Grammar School, before joining Henry Manley and Sons, Auctioneers, at their Crewe office in 1919. He qualified as an auctioneer in February 1923 and then moved to Somerset to gain further experience, before returning to Shropshire to work for Barbers at Wellington. During the second world war he was employed by the Air Ministry in requisitioning agricultural land for the building of airstrips. After the war he returned to Barbers, until 'head-hunted' by Henry Manleys in 1947 to work with Ernest Wright and assuming the managing directorship of this company on the latter's death. He oversaw the merger of the company with Joseph Wright in the mid 70's to form the present Wright Manley company. A life long member of St. John Methodist church he headed various fund raising efforts on its behalf. He retired in 1970 and moved in 1974 to live near his daughter and son in law in Newcastle, Staffs, where he was a founder member of the Wolstanton Probus club.
Joined Rotary 1/1/1948. Resigned 25/6/74. Died 25/4/03, aged 99 years - 3 months short of his 100th birthday. Wife President of Inner Wheel 1956/57.