Left to right: Fred Keeves, Mrs. Minnie Cowley, Arthur Cowley. Mike Paris (landlord), Bert Tapp, Henry Owen
|The Wolverton Express August 29th 1969
Arthur Cowley’s years of work for Castlethorpe
For the past 40 years Mr. Arthur Cowley has been actively connected with nearly all the social organisations in Castlethorpe, and has a record of public service that anyone would be proud of.
His family have lived in Castlethorpe for many years but the Cowley’s connection with the village was severed last week when Mr. Arthur Cowley and his wife left to live at New Bradwell. In appreciation of Mr. and Mrs. Cowley’s work for the village they were presented on Saturday with a travelling clock and a bouquet by Mr. Bert Tapp, on behalf of friends at The Carrington Arms.
A collection for gifts had been made by Mr. Fred Keeves.
For many years Mr. Cowley was secretary of the village cricket club and a committee member of the football club. He also served on the local hospital committee.
Since the last war Mr. Cowley at one time has been secretary and chairman of the local Women’s Institute Horticultural Society, chairman of the village hall committee, chairman of the cricket club, and a member of the Newport Pagnell RDC Road Accident Prevention Committee.
Mr. Cowley also served as a member of the Parish Council, and later became chairman, and was chairman of the Steering Committee which fort for the re-opening of the railway station.
Since the war he has been actively connected with the welfare of ex-servicemen and women and the dependants. For a number of years he was the area voluntary visitor for the Ministry of Pensions.
Mr. Cowley has given many hours service to the British Legion and for 20 years was secretary of the local branch. He was also a member of the Bucks County Executive Committee and one of the two members representing Bucks on the Eastern Area Council. For the last few years he represented the county as a director of the eastern Board of the British Legion car attendants company.
Mrs. Cowley was also very active in the village, chairman of the women’s section of the British Legion, member of the W.I. and its produce guild, village hall committee, W.R.V.S., and helped run the Evergreen Club.