History

FWA CHAIRMEN

The FWA was formed in 1947 but the Association’s early history and archive were destroyed in a fire some years ago. Following research done by National Committee member Mike Collett, we have been able to reclaim much of our lost history and a comprehensive list of past Chairmen of the Association.

  • 1947-53  Ivan Sharpe
  • 1953-54 Bernard Joy
  • 1954-55 Clifford Webb
  • 1955-56 Archie Ledbrooke
  • 1956-57 Bernard Joy
  • 1957-59 W. Capel Kirby
  • 1959-61 Ivan Sharpe
  • 1961-62 Harry Gee
  • 1962-63 Geoffrey Greene
  • 1963-65 Alan Hoby
  • 1965-66 David R. Jack
  • 1966-67 Sam Leitch
  • 1967-68 Frank McGhee
  • 1968-69 Maurice Smith
  • 1969-70 Peter Lorenzo
  • 1970-72 Reg Drury
  • 1972-73 Charles Holloway
  • 1973-74 Mike Langley
  • 1974-75 Denis Lowe
  • 1975-78 Ken Jones
  • 1978-79 Dennis Signy
  • 1979-80 Mike Langley
  • 1980-81 Brian Scovell
  • 1981-82 Frank Clough
  • 1982-83 Jeff Powell
  • 1983-84 James Mossop
  • 1984-85 Steve Curry
  • 1985-86 Bob Cass
  • 1986-87 Don Evans
  • 1987-88 Joe Melling
  • 1988-89 Ken Montgomery
  • 1989-90 Jeff Powell
  • 1990-91 Dennis Signy OBE
  • 1991-93 Joe Melling
  • 1993-95 Alex Montgomery
  • 1995-96 Bob Cass
  • 1996-97 Joe Melling
  • 1997-99 Christopher Davies
  • 1999-2002 Paul McCarthy
  • 2002-05 Gerry Cox
  • 2005-08 Paul Hetherington
  • 2008-12 Steve Bates
  • 2012-16 Andy Dunn
  • 2016-17 Patrick Barclay

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