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Nailsworth Boys' Club leader remembered with bench

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: January 02, 2014


The Arthur Humphries bench

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SELFLESS supporter of Nailsworth Boys’ Club the late Arthur Humphries has been honoured with the dedication of a bespoke bench to his memory.

Long term and inspirational leader of the former club Mr Humphries died aged 73 in 1996 after living in Nailsworth for much of his life and helping the club from the 1950s until the late 80s.

“Arthur was still patron of the club at the time of his death,” said Les Haines, a member of the committee of Nailsworth Youth and Community Enterprise which now runs the club building as Nailsworth Subscription Rooms.

Mr Humphries sister Maureen Chappell cut the ribbon on the English oak bench which was placed in the Sub Rooms grounds.

It was designed and made by members of Nailsworth Mens’ Shed, who meet weekly at Nailsworth Community Workshop which is based in the old club’s Bath Road building.

“It was felt important to commemorate Arthur’s long commitment to the youth of the town,” Mr Haines said.

“This bench, beautifully made in the same building that still serves the community of Nailsworth fits the bill perfectly."

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