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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Involved in the family shoe retail business situated in High Street, Whitchurch, Geoffrey had a most distinguished involvement in the Second World War. He was a sergeant in 1st Airborne Division RAMC, and involved in the North African campaign, the invasion of Sicily and at Arnhem; on one occasion isolated behind the German lines he worked in a Dutch hospital. On his return he involved himself in many local activities, namely Whitchurch UDC of which he was chairman, a JP for 25 years, Scout master and youth organiser, Inland Revenue commissioner. A fascinating speaker and source of knowledge about Whitchurch present and particularly past he was a natural choice as President of the local Archaelogical Society and to be involved with the local library service.
Joined Rotary 5/11/46. Died 1982, aged 77 years. Wife President Inner Wheel 1954/55 and 1965/66.