A commemoration of the life of
Bill Speakman VC, our former president,
is planned for Thursday 20th June 2019.
The day will start with an unveiling of a blue plaque
at 2:00 pm on Thursday 20th June 2019
in a prominent location at Altrincham Interchange.
Most people and organisations involved in Bill’s life have been alerted
and will attend.
The plan for the day is:
2.00 pm – Unveiling Of Blue Plaque- Altrincham Interchange.
3.00 pm – Family, VIPs, Guests & public to arrive at the Adshead Hall Wellington High School- entrance from Wellington Road, passing by Speakman memorial plaque
3.15 pm – Memorial Service to commence.
3.45 pm – Service end- afternoon tea to be served by the schools food tech dept
4.00 pm – Speakman family & VIPs to go to the Speakman garden for a naming ceremony.
4.15 pm – Tours of the school
5.30 pm – end of ceremonies
Speakers at the unveiling and later will include Bill’s family, the Mayor of Trafford, David Eastwood,
and Stuart Beeley the headmaster of Wellington School.
The memorial service is to take place at Wellington School. It was felt to be a most fitting venue
as it was Bills Old school and the school takes great pride in their past pupil.
The family & Bills brother Bert were most touched by the idea.
Last year Wellington celebrated their 80th birthday and as part of the activities a garden was created.
This garden is to be named the Speakman garden.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be attending.
Email Leslie Cupitt firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Laver email@example.com
to allow for catering arrangements.