Milford residents honoured at special ceremony
3:30pm Friday 8th June 2012 in News
Two Milford Haven residents will be honoured for their outstanding contribution to the community during a special reception tomorrow Saturday.
The civic ceremony will be held at 7pm in the council chamber, in Hamilton Terrace, where Bill Jones and George Springer will be presented with citizens awards.
Bill, of Steynton Road, will receive an award for his dedication to the Milford Haven Bowling Club, where he has been a member for more than 26 years.
Bill, who joined the club in 1985, has been chairman three times, captain four times, county president in 2001, and currently holds the treasurer and secretary positions.
In 1986, Bill was asked to help with the Pembrokeshire Disabled Bowls Club, where he still helps out today at the age of 79.
In 2003, Bill qualified as a Welsh Bowling Association accredited coach, before becoming an intermediate coach in 2005.
He said: “I am so pleased and honoured, it’s not something I expected at all. I don’t do it to get awards, I just do it because I cannot say no. That’s just me.”
George Springer will accept an award for his work with Milford Haven Museum, where he started volunteering in 1993.
George, of Harbour Way, Hakin, worked “behind the scenes” documenting and cataloguing items in paper form, and later into the new computer system.
For the last ten years he has been an honorary curator of the museum, which is an accredited museum run to nationally recognised standards.
The 53-year-old, who has an interest in old photographs and military history, has been the Milford Haven Museum Trust secretary for 19 years.
He said: “I have been volunteering at the museum for 19 years while holding down a full-time job.
And to be recognised for my work is great. It came as a surprise, because I do not trumpet what I do.
I am just at the museum behind the scenes.”