Bruce Hogan has lived in Lydbrook for 42 years. He is married to Lydbrook born Denise. A Parish and District Councillor, Bruce has been a trustee of Lydbrook Memorial Hall for 16 years.
Faith Myers has lived in Lydbrook for over 20 years; longer than she’s ever lived anywhere else. She became a Trustee in 2016 and is the Secretary & Booking Secretary. Her main recreation consists of walking and an inordinate amount of quizzing, and she is a member of Lydbrook Players.
Carolyn Schofield is on the committee representing Lydbrook Baptist Church. She has lived in Joys Green for eight years. She has family connections with the area and remembers on family outings frequently seeing a signpost to Lydbrook but never going there. Now she may be found exploring Lydbrook and district under the supervision of her cream labradoodle and enthusiastic walking companion, Sammy.
Keith Newman has been a resident of Lydbrook for the last 19 years and on the Hall Committee for the last 2 years, having held the post of Chairperson and now Treasurer. He got involved as it was such a shame to see a locally important building struggling to stay viable. If such buildings and organisations are to keep going you have to get involved, so he did. He’s put a fair bit of time into the renovations and decorating over the last 2 years. He is a mechanical engineer by trade and likes to think he brings some practical skills to help out. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking in the forest and woodturning.
Nigel Cooper was born and raised in Joys Green since 1958 and became a Member of the Hall Committee in 2016. He has been the Secretary of Lydbrook Athletic Club for over 25 years and continues to serve in that post. He is also a Life Member of Lydbrook AFC and in more than 25 years service has held office as Chairman and Secretary. Nigel is the owner of The Pine & Oak Centre in Lydbrook and a Director of Elco Property Maintenance Ltd with his son, Ashley.
Stuart Allison moved to Lydbrook from East Yorkshire in January 2015. He became a trustee for the Hall after the AGM in 2016. He helps with seeking grants for various projects, some decorating in the Hall, and he set up this website. His interests include photography, (see his Facebook page), writing fiction as Stuart Aken, walking with his wife, Valerie in the Forest, reading, and generally enjoying the area they chose as their home on retirement. Following the AGM in 2018, he has taken over the role of Chairman.
Jim Matthews was born at Dilke Hospital and raised up in Lydbrook, where his parents lived opposite the Recreation Ground. He worked for Edwards Transport until they closed and then started his own Haulage company in 1984. He is a life member and active committee member of Lydbrook AFC for over 50 years. He has been on the Hall committee since 2017.
Geoff Phelps (new Trustee)
Pam Taylor (new Trustee, representing Lydbrook Players)
Sue Williams (new Trustee, representing the Church)
We need more trustees. If you’re interested in helping the community by making sure the Hall and the Recreation Ground are maintained and used to the benefit of local people, please attend a Committee meeting. They’re held in the Hall at 19:00 on the 1st Tuesday of each month. The public are also welcome at these meeetings.
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