On Sunday, 22nd March members of the Gower Society and guests gathered together at the Elizabeth and Rowe Harding Nature reserve in Ilston to remember four people who gave their time and support to the Gower Society Youth Action.
Four young trees have been planted to remember three of the committee members and our first activity leader. Betty Lowe was involved in the early days of Gower Society Youth and was chairperson for three years. John Williams was on the Youth sub-committee for a number of years. Peter Hutchison was on the youth sub-committee for many years. He attended most of the activities until he was no longer mobile enough and was always involved in the preparations for the Gower Show. We also remembered our first youth leader, Sheena Bishop, who died at a sadly young age but was inspirational in leading young people in outdoor activities on Gower.
Mrs Joan Darbyshire, current secretary of the Youth Committee, and other members shared their memories of the four people for whom the trees have been planted, their roles in the youth section and the wider contribution they made to the Society.