At the GBBA Meeting on Sunday members paid tribute to a great local bandsman, Fred Pensom, who passed away last week. He loved his banding and in particular his local band Parkend, a love which was shared by his wife Frances, his daughters and grandchildren.
For many years Fred was a member of the GBBA Executive Committee and was their representative at meetings of the British Federation of Brass Bands, now Brass Bands England. For countless years Fred and Frances could often be found at the registration table at GBBA Contests.
We will all miss Fred at future events and we send our condolences to Frances and all his banding family.
Fred's funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd May at Parkend Church at 12.45pm.