Harry potter takes a back seat

THE chairman of an arts society has retired after 27 years at the helm. Harry Gunter stood down from the voluntary role at Stevenage Arts Society s annual meeting last month. Vice chairman Bernard Maddox said: He is a popular figure in the society and in

THE chairman of an arts society has retired after 27 years at the helm.

Harry Gunter stood down from the voluntary role at Stevenage Arts Society's annual meeting last month.

Vice chairman Bernard Maddox said: "He is a popular figure in the society and in Springfield House [where the society meets].

"Harry could be relied upon to provide a solution to most problems. In many instances he initiated and carried out changes to the arts society's infrastructure and to the Denington Galleries.

"A keen and talented potter, Harry is also a mentor to many beginners in pottery.

"His talents and experience will not be lost to the society, however, as he is staying on as a member of the executive committee and is to become vice- president."

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A keen photographer, Harry was presented with a digital picture frame as a retirement gift.

Harry is succeeded by Ted Walsby, an enthusiastic painter who takes over as chairman in the society's fortieth year.

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