A fierce defender of independence
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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