A fierce de­fender of in­de­pen­dence

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

In re­sponse to ‘Henry gave his heart to Bea­cons­field’, an obituary to Henry Wilson in the Ad­ver­tiser on page two, Septem­ber 11: I FIRST met Henry in 1991 when he and I were elected to Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil.

He was a fine man, an in­de­pen­dent thinker and not afraid of hold­ing un­pop­u­lar views. Although a nat­u­ral lib­eral he was a fierce de­fender of in­de­pen­dence in lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

He served on the town coun­cil again from 2003 un­til 2011 and was mayor in 2008-9. He took a keen in­ter­est in the coun­cil’s fi­nan­cial af­fairs and was its honorary trea­surer.

He was fas­ci­nated by fig­ures and metic­u­lous in their com­pi­la­tion. Waste and lit­ter con­trol were par­tic­u­lar con­cerns.

He was a keen na­ture lover and he

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